Safia Lakhani

Safia Lakhani

Test I’m part of the litigation team at Iler Campbell, which means I get to work on a range of matters, from construction law and employment law to corporate governance matters. I also advise on co-ownership agreements for folks interested in co-buying property in Ontario. I came to law after completing a Masters in Middle-Eastern Studies at McGill. My degree took me to Morocco and Yemen where I studied the different forms feminist movements take in religious and secular contexts. I had been contemplating a career in academia but these experiences made me realize that I wanted a profession that would allow me to be more directly involved in social justice issues. Law struck me as one such path towards this goal and so I applied to law school at McGill. While in law school, I volunteered at a legal clinic and helped run sessions on tenant rights at a women's shelter. I became interested in the issue of Canada's national security policy, and spent a summer at a civil rights’ organization doing research on the Afghan detainee issue. I also helped co-ordinate a symposium on counter-terrorism and civil liberties, engaging academics, journalists, and lawyers in a conversation about Canada's counter-terrorism policy. I'm happy to have landed at Iler Campbell, where I take satisfaction in supporting the work of charities, NGOs, and progressive organizations. I sit on the board of CERA, the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation, an organization dedicated to promoting human rights in housing and ending housing discrimination. I sit on the organizing committee for Toronto Artscape’s annual fundraising event, Creative TO.

Email Address slakhani@ilercampbell.com

Level Professional Service Provider Members

Start Date April 1, 2013

Phone Number 4165980103ext117

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Region Ontario

Expertise Community Service, Governance, Legal

Services As general counsel to our clients we handle all corporate and commercial needs, including for-profit and non-profit incorporations, governance and corporate structures and regulations, construction law, landlord and tenant relationships, charities law, trademarks and copyright, labour and employment, obligations under the Human Rights Code and related legislation. We have expertise in administrative and regulatory work, including energy, planning and municipal issues and use this expertise for clients ranging from environmental non-profits and charities to affordable housing developers and green builders. We have specialized knowledge of co-operative law; our firm has an extensive co-op client base, and has been counsel to the Ontario Co-operative Association for many years. In recent years, we’ve played an instrumental role in the emerging area of renewable energy co-ops and the development of the Green Energy Act. We are frequently consulted by our clients on issues related to defamation. We also have an elections law client group and an Aboriginal law practice. Our civil and administrative litigation practice fully services the needs of our entire client base.

Languages English

Company Iler Campbell LLP


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