Jennifer L. King
Jennifer King is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and a member of the firm’s Environmental Law Group.
Jennifer works with clients to provide strategic regulatory advice on a wide array of complex matters focusing largely on environmental, land use planning and Indigenous issues. These matters currently include environmental assessments, complex development applications and approval regimes involving the environment (incl. land use, transportation, infrastructure and endangered species approvals).
Jennifer is also an experienced litigator. Over the course of her career, she has acted as lead or junior counsel on all aspects of complex matters before tribunals and courts, including proceedings before the Ontario Municipal Board, leave-to-appeal applications to the Supreme Court of Canada, insurance coverage applications, trials (including wrongful dismissal and defamation proceedings), summary judgment motions, and complex interlocutory proceedings (incl. motions for Mareva injunctions).
Jennifer has been legal counsel on over 20 reported decisions before the Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Securities Commission, Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Her recent litigation experience includes successfully representing a municipal client on a complex motion regarding inadvertent disclosure of privileged communications.
Jennifer regularly works with multidisciplinary teams of specialized technical experts in her regulatory and advocacy practices.
Outside of her law practice, Jennifer remains dedicated to serving her local Toronto community. She recently completed a five-year term as board president and vice-president of the Ralph Thornton Centre, a multi-purpose neighbourhood centre providing a range of community and social service programs.