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Rosalind Cooper Toronto Lawyer

Rosalind H. Cooper

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1991
Language(s) English, Italian
Office(s) Toronto

Rosalind Cooper is one of the leading and most widely-recognized environmental lawyers in Canada.  She defends environmental charges, and litigates contaminated land and other environmental disputes before all levels of court. Rosalind is also involved in appeals and environmental assessment proceedings before the Environmental Review Tribunal and provides regulatory advice in all areas of environmental law.  She is also a recognized environmental mediator and certified by the Law Society as an expert in environmental law.

Litigating environmental disputes including contaminated land disputes, defending environmental charges, and appealing orders and approvals to the Environmental Review Tribunal, Rosalind brings her knowledge of environmental law to bear in achieving results.  Effectively advising on environmental issues including regulatory advice, exposure to environmental liability, contaminated lands, land development, and environmental compliance approvals, Rosalind is also a highly sought arbitrator and mediator for environmental disputes.  Rosalind also provides advice on a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, the purchase and sale of real estate, secured lending transactions, and leasing arrangements.  Rosalind also advises on various aspects of due diligence.

Rosalind provides advice to clients with respect to occupational health and safety matters, defends charges and deals with work refusals and appeals of orders issued by the Ministry of Labour, as well as reprisal complaints.

Writing on a wide range of environmental and health and safety issues, Rosalind’s expertise is recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, and Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. She has twice received the designation “Best Environmental Lawyer of the Year”.

  • Recognized as top tier (Band 1) nationwide in Environment, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2021
  • Recognized in Environmental Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006 to 2021
  • Recognized as a leading individual in Canada for Environmental Law , Who's Who Legal 2020
Chambers & Partners Publication name with laurels Chambers Canada Recognized as top tier (Band 1) nationwide in Environment Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.
Who's Who Legal Publication name with laurels Who's Who Legal Recognized as a leading individual in Canada for Environmental Law
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  • LLB University of Ottawa
  • BSc (Hons), Biochemistry University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association - Environmental Law Executive Section
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation
  • Past Chair, Environmental Law Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association (1999/2000)
Newsletter Amendments to Ontario’s Mining Regulations "Do" Diligence: OHS/WSIB Newsletter
Article Regulatory Developments Across Canada Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine
Article Amendments to Federal Hazardous Waste and Recyclable Material Regulations Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine
15th Annual Real Estate Law Summit: When Should You Call an Environmental Specialist? Avoiding Negligence Claims Over Environmental Issues LSUC location location LSUC
Co-Speaker 2018 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation: North of the Border: Emerging Automotive Litigation and Regulatory Trends in Canada American Bar Association location location Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Co-Speaker Risk and Cost: How to consider tailings, waste and water when valuing projects PDAC International Convention: Panel discussion location location PDAC International Convention: Panel discussion


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