Roberto practises municipal law and civil litigation, with a focus on real estate disputes, land use planning law, expropriation and commercial litigation.
Roberto has represented clients in a variety of areas, including land use planning matters, expropriation, interpretation of municipal by-laws, municipal tax assessment, development charge disputes, complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, oppression remedy proceedings, real estate disputes and environmental contamination disputes.
Roberto represents all sides of the development industry, including developers, municipalities and community organizations. He regularly engages and works with experts in the fields of land use planning, real estate appraisal, municipal tax assessment, traffic engineering, civil engineering, environmental consulting, economics, business loss quantification and business valuation.
Roberto has appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Divisional Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, and various administrative tribunals, including regularly appearing before the Ontario Municipal Board and Assessment Review Board. His practice also involves alternative dispute resolution, including engaging in mediation and arbitration.
Active in the community, Roberto serves on the board of directors for the Lifesaving Society (Ontario Branch) as the corporate secretary/legal adviser.
Roberto sits as regional representative for Eastern Ontario on the board of directors of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He is part of the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute Concussion Injury Working Group.
He is also Co-chair of Gowling WLG's National Diversity and Inclusion Council and is committed to promoting these principles. Roberto serves as host of Diversonomics — a podcast on diversity in the legal market.