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Sandra A. Gogal

Miller Thomson LLP

Toronto, ON, CAN


Sandra Gogal has a nationally recognized practice in Aboriginal and environmental law. She has extensive experience advising mining, energy, oil, gas, and engineering companies, lenders, and investors, as well as provincial and federal government agencies, on Aboriginal, regulatory, and hydro-electric and wind power, forestry, and mining project matters.

Sandra has a combined 20 years’ experience in-house with the Government of Ontario, and in private practice advising on resource developments across Canada. She has advised general counsel on matters relating to Aboriginal rights and consultation, environmental assessments, regulatory matters, government relations, and negotiations. She has negotiated several successful commercial arrangements, impact and benefit agreements, and partnerships between industry and First Nations on major Canadian hydro-electric projects and mining projects.  Sandra is published and continues to be a frequent presenter on Aboriginal and environmental law to Insight, Canadian Institute, Canada Forum, and the Conference Board of Canada in relation to Aboriginal matters and current legal updates.

In 2013, in anticipation of the new regulatory framework legalizing cannabis, Sandra forged a new Cannabis Industy Group at Miller Thomson and quickly developed an expertise in Cannabis regulatory compliance and licensing. In collaboration with the firm’s team of legal experts, she provides legal and strategic advice to local, national and international companies with respect to developing cannabis operations in Canada. Now recognized as a subject matter expert, she has spoken at a number of North American forums on evolving Cannabis law in Canada.

Sandra has been recognized by her peers in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2008 for Aboriginal and environmental law. Chambers Global has named her a leading lawyer in Aboriginal law since 2013. She is the Past Chair for the Canadian Bar Association’s Aboriginal Law section and a leader in Aboriginal law at Miller Thomson.

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