Nancy J Kleer

Partner

(416) 981-9336
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Nancy Kleer is one of the founding partners of OKT. In her practice of Aboriginal rights and environmental law, she represents First Nations and Aboriginal clients responding to a variety of resource developments, such as mineral exploration, mining, and hydroelectric development, in negotiations and litigation. Nancy also advises on federal and provincial environmental protection and assessment law, appearing before various environmental tribunals. She provides legal advice and does legal drafting on issues addressed in negotiations for comprehensive land claims, Aboriginal self-government, and impacts and benefits agreements with resource and industrial developers and First Nations.

Nancy has assisted in settling long-standing grievances between First Nations and Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One Networks. She has also worked on the completion of a number of trusts for First Nations. She has done extensive legal work to establish new Indian reserves under the Additions to Reserve Policy, and provides advice on Band Council governance issues and reserve land management.

Nancy was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Toronto Aboriginal Law "Lawyer of the Year” and has been listed with Best Lawyers in the area of Aboriginal Law since 2006 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). She is listed as “most frequently recommended” by Lexpert Directory.  Nancy is a member of the Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador bars.


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