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Sara J. Premi, B. Comm, LL.B.

Partner

Phone: 905-688-8039

Email: sjpremi@sullivanmahoney.com

Areas of Law

Administrative Law, Municipal and Land-Use Planning Law

Intro

Sara’s practice focuses on municipal, municipal land use and environmental matters.  Sara appears regularly before municipal councils, committee of councils, the Ontario Municipal Board, Superior Court and Provincial Offences Court.

Full Bio

Sara received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1988. Part of that degree was completed on an exchange program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sara received her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa Law School graduating in 1992. She was called to the Bar in 1994.  Sara is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Lincoln County Law Association.   She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association – Municipal and Environmental Law Sections.

Sara’s practice focuses on municipal, municipal land use and environmental matters.  Sara appears regularly before municipal councils, committee of councils, the Ontario Municipal Board, Superior Court and Provincial Offences Court.

Sara’s experience in Provincial Offences Court as a prosecutor and as a defence counsel is extensive.  She has acted for numerous municipalities with respect to Building Code, Fire Code and by-law matters. In addition, she has significant experience with respect to the defence of environmental and occupational health & safety offences, both on behalf of municipalities and private clients.

Sara has extensive experience in municipal licencing matters, including drafting by-laws, conducting licencing suspension or revocation hearings, and licencing prosecutions.  Sara also has extensive experience dealing with Freedom of Information issues as they relate to both municipal and police records.

Sara was a part-time instructor of Environmental Law at Niagara College for five (5) years.  She taught a post-graduate program that specialized in the environmental assessment process also with an emphasis on the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act and the Ontario Water Resources Act.

Sara has been involved in numerous Coroner’s Inquests representing the interests of major public agencies.

Sara was a federal prosecutor for the Attorney General of Canada for six (6) years in the late 1990’s.

Education

Admitted to Ontario Bar – 1994
B.Comm – Carleton University in Ottawa with a portion of the degree complete at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst – 1988
LL.B – University of Ottawa Law School – 1992

Professional Activities

Former part-time instructor of Environmental Law at Niagara College
Guest Lecturer before the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers Association (by-law enforcement)

Associations

Member – Law Society of Upper Canada
Member – Lincoln County Law Association
Member – Canadian Bar Association – Environmental Law Section