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Robert Ackerman

Leading Advisor Award for Expropriation and Municipal Law for 2019

Robert (Bob) Ackerman was called to the Ontario Bar in 1984.  After practicing law as an associate at 2 real estate litigation firms in Toronto, and as in-house counsel at a major insurer, Bob founded Ackerman Law Office in Toronto in 1997. 

Ackerman Law moved to Markham in 2009 and opened a second office in Bowmanville in 2020.  Since founding Ackerman Law, Bob has focused his practice upon the representation of property owners facing expropriation and real estate litigation.  Bob’s practice also includes municipal and planning law and tax litigation. 

Bob has appeared numerous times at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and has appeared in all levels of Court in Ontario (Provincial Court, Superior Court, Divisional Court, Court of Appeal) as well as in the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts from York University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor. 

Bob is a Director of the Ontario Expropriation Association, and holds memberships in the International Right of Way Association, The Toronto Lawyers Association, The Ontario Bar Association, Markham Board of Trade and Clarington Board of Trade. 

Ackerman Law received the Canadian Business Award as the Expropriation Law Firm of the year in 2018 and Bob received the Leading Advisor Award for Expropriation and Municipal Law for 2019.


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