Nancy Smith is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Bar in 1991. She worked in the private sector for 9 years before joining the Legal Department in the newly amalgamated City of Hamilton in 2000.
Throughout that time she continued her specialty in municipal, planning and development law regularly appearing before the Ontario Municipal Board and the Courts. Nancy joined Turkstra Mazza Associates in 2008.
Nancy is a teacher at heart. While at the City of Hamilton, she actively assembled and delivered continuing education programs for the Planning and Legal Departments. For years, she was a volunteer Course Director for the Society of Adjudicators and Regulators (a training program for provincial administrative tribunal decision-makers). Upon joining Turkstra Mazza Associates in 2008, she partnered with Scott Snider as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning teaching students the legal basis for planning in Ontario. Her weekly lectures and interaction with her eager students are a highlight of her career.
Nancy is a member of the Hamilton Law Association.
AREA OF PRACTICE – MUNICIPAL LAW
Appeals before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board) and the Courts
Planning and zoning
“I represent developers, municipalities and residents before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. I work with lay and professional witnesses to assemble and present my client’s best case. I am successful and I enjoy what I do.”