Denitza Koev

Denitza Koev

Practice highlights

Biography

Denitza is a member of the firm’s Planning & Municipal Law Group and Expropriation Law Group. As part of that team, she has gained significant exposure to complex planning, municipal and expropriation matters. No matter how nuanced or basic the problem, Denitza takes the time to understand her clients’ issues and seeks to find practical, creative solutions whenever possible.

She has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the former Ontario Municipal Board, and the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB). She also appears before municipal committees and councils and has experience in all facets of planning law, including minor variance appeals and consent applications.

Denitza’s practice involves working with owners to achieve fair compensation and adequate accommodation when their property or business is expropriated, or, is in the process of being expropriated. She also helps developers, municipalities, and rate payers’ groups navigate through various planning and municipal processes, including appeals before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Above all else, Denitza takes pride in providing her clients with quality legal service and genuinely enjoys the thrill of advocacy.

She graduated from the Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and Administration of Justice stream at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013. This specialized stream of study enabled Denitza to hone her advocacy skills, winning second place in the Chicago regional competition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Prior to law school, Denitza graduated with High Distinction from the University of Toronto Political Science and English Literature programs. While attending the University of Toronto, Denitza monitored countries’ compliance with international sustainability policies as a Lead Analyst for the G8 Research Group.

She currently teaches the Planning Law and Contracts courses offered by the Association for Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) as part of its Diploma in Municipal Administration.

Year of Call

2014

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School (2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), University of Toronto, St. George (2010)

Accreditations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Expropriation Association

Testimonials

F.H. & A.A.W.

We thank you so much for all the help and good advice you have offered throughout. Words can never express our gratitude to you.

T.L. W.

My family and I are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication Denitza Koev from Thomson Rogers demonstrated while representing us. Throughout the long four year process of expropriation she has been an incredible advocate, educator and strong team player. There was never a time I was left wondering what was happening with the case. We are extremely happy with the final results and could not have had a better outcome thanks to Denitza Koev.


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