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Sarah Turney Toronto Lawyer

Sarah J. Turney

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2010
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Sarah Turney specializes in real property litigation, municipal law and planning matters. She works with clients to solve complex disputes arising from real property.

Sarah’s litigation practice focuses on real property disputes. She advises clients on complex easement and title matters, boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, mortgage claims and commercial lease remedies. Sarah has developed specialized expertise and is able to provide efficient, strategic advice on a broad range of real property matters. 

Sarah was recognized as a “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer under 40” by Lexpert in 2019. Winners of these highly competitive awards are selected by a distinguished advisory board. In selecting winners, the advisory board considers contributions to the firm, legal profession, and larger community.

Sarah’s municipal and planning practice includes property tax assessment, zoning and other planning appeals and expropriation matters. Sarah advocates for clients before the Ontario Land Tribunal and the Assessment Review Board.

As a former program coordinator with the City of Ottawa, Sarah has experience with government relations and policy development at the municipal level.


  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Property Development and recognized as a Leading Lawyer in 2020, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 to 2020
  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40, Lexpert Rising Star 2019

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Ottawa
  • MA, (cum laude) Carleton University
  • Bachelor, Public Affairs and Policy Management, High Honours Carleton University


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

CO-PRESENTER: PAPER: RELIEF FROM FORFEITURE: BALANCING EQUITIES DURING A PANDEMIC Relief From Forfeiture: Balancing Equities During a Pandemic Law Society of Ontario's Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2021
CO-PRESENTER: PAPER: CAUTIONS TO THE WIND: THE IMPENDING NEED FOR CPLS Cautions to the Wind: The Impending Need for CPLs Law Society of Ontario's Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer 2021
Co-Presenter: Paper: Planing Act Consent for Leases Planning Act Consent for Leases: The Good, The Bad and The Confusing Law Society of Ontario's Six-Minute Real Estate Lawyer Program


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