Our Lawyers

Joe Jebreen

Joe Jebreen

Joe is an experienced litigator, having appeared before all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario over the last decade. He has had significant success in bringing applications on behalf of charities, non-profits and other large organizations for complete property tax exemptions.

Joe has also represented large corporate clients on assessment appeals before the Assessment Review Board and has succeeded in reducing his clients’ property tax burden. Joe was recently a member of the Assessment Review Board for two years and that experience allows him to serve his clients more effectively.

Joe completed his B.Sc. in Biochemistry at Laurentian University in 2001 and his M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Ottawa in 2003. In 2003 and 2004, Joe was hired as a University of Ottawa Lecturer to teach chemistry classes.

Joe obtained a dual law degree in civil law and common law at McGill University in 2007. He was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2008 and is currently a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Property Tax Association, and the County of Carleton Law Association.

When property taxes are on the line you want Joe on your side.


Scott McAnsh

Scott McAnsh

Scott McAnsh knows assessment law. He was a Vice-Chair of the Ontario Assessment Review Board and helped design and implement the current appeal process before the Board. He has authored many of the leading assessment law decisions in Ontario.

Scott was in house counsel for the City of Edmonton for a number of years. He has appeared before all levels of court, including as agent before the Supreme Court of Canada. He will fight for you.

Scott has practiced assessment law for a decade as part of a broader municipal and administrative law practice. He has presented and published articles on a variety of legal issues.

He was a Member of the Ontario Assessment Review Board from 2013 to 2017, and a Vice Chair of the Board from 2017 to 2019. Scott obtained a B. Sc. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 2002 and a law degree from the University of Alberta in 2008. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 2009 and the Ontario Bar in 2012.

Scott will help you confidently navigate the property tax appeal process with success.


Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Michael is an experienced real estate lawyer, who has completed hundreds of real estate transactions. Michael also offers corporate, wills, estate and charity law services to fully serve NGL’s clients’ needs.

Michael is originally from Nova Scotia and completed his B.Sc. (’95) and M.Sc. (’97) in Physics at Dalhousie University. Before going into law he worked for several years in Ottawa’s thriving high tech community.

In 2007, Michael graduated from the University of Ottawa with his common law degree and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008. He is currently a member of the Law Society of Ontario, and the County of Carleton Law Association.