As an associate in the Advocacy Group of Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office, Sahil helps his clients recognize what is at risk and how to best manage that risk. Sahil practices municipal law and civil litigation, with a focus on disputes relating to construction and infrastructure projects, expropriation law, land use planning law, oppression remedy proceedings and real estate disputes.
In his municipal litigation practice, Sahil appears before municipal boards and councils, as well as a number of administrative tribunals, including the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board), with a focus on planning and expropriation disputes. In his construction litigation (and litigation avoidance) practice, Sahil assists clients with respect to disputes between joint venture partners, owners, contractors and subcontractors on various construction projects. Sahil has developed expertise in appeals of order to comply, deficiency, warranty, delay and extra claims, the enforcement and prosecutions of liens, breach of trust claims, construction insurance disputes and priority disputes between lien claimants and mortgagees.
Personable and engaging, as well as organized and focused, Sahil puts his clients at ease while guiding them throughout the litigation and dispute resolution process. He combines effective written and oral advocacy skills, presentation, problem solving and interpersonal skills, with sound judgment and analysis to solve his clients' problems and advocate on their behalf. Sahil provides strategic litigation (and litigation avoidance) advice to his clients, with the goal of obtaining result oriented, practical and cost-effective solutions.
Sahil has a proven record of effective advocacy as counsel before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Divisional Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and a number of administrative tribunals (in Ontario and Saskatchewan). He also has experience in also aspects of alternative dispute resolution, including judicial reviews, mediations, private arbitrations and adjudications.
Outside of the office, Sahil is an active member of the Advocates' Society. In 2018, he was appointed to the Young Advocates' Standing Committee (YASC), a standing committee of the Advocates' Society promoting the interests of advocacy lawyers in their first ten years of practice. Sahil also presently serves on the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association: Municipal Law Section.