- Jennifer Savini (Gibb) is a partner in Templeman Menninga LLP’s Municipal Group. Her practice includes planning, municipal and environmental matters. Jennifer is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a “Certified Specialist in Municipal Law: Local Government/Land Use Planning and Development”.
Jennifer advises clients on development agreements and by-laws, provides legal opinions on municipal, planning and environmental issues and regularly represents clients before the Ontario Municipal Board.
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 as the Building Code Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act and the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
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 Court of Appeal.
Jennifer is also experienced in civil litigation matters, including contractual disputes and 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 Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Hastings County Law Association and the Frontenac Law Association.