Jennifer Savini (Gibb) is a municipal
lawyer with Templeman. Her practice
includes planning, municipal and environmental matters.
Jennifer is Certified Specialist in
Municipal Law (Local Government/Land Use Planning and Development). She advises clients on development agreements
and by-laws, provides legal opinions on municipal, planning and environmental
issues, regularly represents clients before the Ontario Municipal Board and
advises clients on the newly formed Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
Jennifer has extensive experience in
municipal enforcement proceedings such as zoning and property standards by-law
prosecutions and court proceedings relating to the enforcement of statutes such
Jennifer regularly appears before the
Provincial Offences Court and Superior Court of Justice on behalf of Municipalities,
Conservation Authorities, Health Units and other government institutions, and
has also appeared before the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal.
Also experienced in civil litigation
matters, Jennifer represents clients in contractual and property disputes as
well as insurance defence matters involving municipal liability issues.
Jennifer has been with the firm since her
articles and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009.
Originally from Campbellford, Jennifer
obtained her Specialized Honours Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry
from the University of Guelph in 2002. After graduating, Jennifer worked at Environment Canada studying vehicle
emissions and smog patterns, and as a chemist for a private pharmaceutical
testing and consulting company in Toronto. Jennifer attended law school at Queens’s University, where she obtained
her J.D. in 2008.
Jennifer is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Hastings County Law Association,
the Frontenac Law Association and the Rotary Club of Belleville, and sits on
the volunteer Board of Directors for First Adventure Child Development
Recent Reported Cases:
v. Quinte West (City)
, 2017 ONSC 3352
, 2017 CanLII
v. Belleville (City),
2017 CanLII 70640 (OMB)
Hope (Municipality) v. Drew
, 2017 ONSC 275
Park Association Inc. v. Tolentino
, 2017 ONSC 5498
Corp. of the Municipality of Port Hope v. Arthur Elgasuani
, 2016 ONSC 2282 (Div. Ct.)
West (Municipality) v. Balroop
, 2016 ONCA 657
v. Ignace (Township)
, 2016 ONSC 3433
2016 CanLII 67453