Kim is a partner with the firm. Kim acts for private sector and public sector clients in complex municipal law and land use planning matters and related litigation. Kim’s clients value her practical, problem-solving approach and her highly responsive client service.
Kim’s municipal law practice includes advising individuals, municipalities and other public bodies on jurisdictional and constitutional matters, bad faith claims, election issues, expropriation matters and business licensing issues. She also advises clients on issues relating to access to information, privacy complaints and privacy breaches.
Her land use planning practice spans a broad range of matters, from applications for minor variances and consents to sever land, to official plan and zoning by-law matters, plans of subdivision and site plan approval. Kim also has experience negotiating agreements relating to development and development financing.
Kim regularly appears before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board and Local Planning Appeal Tribunal), committees of adjustment and municipal councils and committees. She also has extensive litigation experience, including trials, applications for judicial review and appeals. She appears before all level of courts in Ontario and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.
- As counsel for a large institutional client, Kim worked with an interdisciplinary team to achieve approvals for the development of a new, state of the art, facility.
- As counsel for a landowner, Kim successfully resisted an application to challenge the issuance of a building permit for construction on the landowner’s property.
- As counsel for a GTA-area municipality, Kim worked with the municipality, local residents and the developer to reach a settlement of contentious appeals relating to the redevelopment of golf course lands.
- As counsel for a municipality in cottage country, Kim defended the municipality’s comprehensive zoning by-law at the Ontario Municipal Board, including working with the municipality and various appellants to reach settlements on various issues.