Tamara Farber

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8520

Portrait of Tamara Farber

Tamara Farber is a partner, civil litigation lawyer and a national leader in environmental litigation at Miller Thomson. Her focus combines her interest in environmental matters with civil litigation as well as commercial transactions involving environmental issues.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018

Miller Thomson earned a top Band 1 ranking for two practice areas in the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded for “its novel and innovative approach to complex matters arising within the charitable and non-profit market,”...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in 2017 Chambers Canada guide

Thirteen Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups are named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.  The guide ranks lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, based on client feedback, peer interviews and an assessment of...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Lexpert recognizes seven Miller Thomson lawyers as leading energy lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to share that seven of its lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2015 Lexpert Special Edition – Energy. Published annually, the guide identifies Canada’s top energy lawyers on the basis of extensive peer...

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Lexpert names Canada’s Leading Energy lawyers

Five Miller Thomson lawyers have been selected for inclusion in Lexpert’s 2014 edition, Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers. Published in the November issue of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine, the following of the firm’s lawyers are included in...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized for expertise in energy law by Lexpert

Congratulations to Miller Thomson and five of its lawyers who are included in Lexpert‘s November 2013 “Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers”. The annual edition, which appears as an insert in the October 25th issue of The Globe and Mail Report on Business,...

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Tamara Farber and John Tidball present at The Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer 2018

Tamara Farber and John Tidball are presenters at the Law Society of Ontario’s “The Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer 2018”.

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Tamara Farber speaks on Construction Law

Tamara Farber will be presenting at the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law on “Top Five Issues in Five Areas of Law that Affect Construction”.

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Tammy Farber moderates the CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit

Tammy Farber moderates the session on “Technical and Legal Aspects of Soil and Groundwater Contamination” at the CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit.

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Tamara Farber is co-chairing on Managing New Environmental Quagmires – Perspectives from the Litigation, Regulatory and Transactional Contexts at the OBA Institute

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Tamera Farber speaks at CBA program, “Executing Effective Corporate Due Diligence for M&A Transactions (YLD)”

Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 | 9:00 am to 12:45 pm Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto Due diligence in an M&A transaction can be a successful tool for negotiating, and an important...

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Tamara Farber speaks at The Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer 2012 program hosted by The Law Society of Upper Canada.

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Tamara Farber speaks at The Anatomy of an Environmental Civil Action on insurance coverage issues in environmental claims.

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Tamara Farber speaks at the 5th Brownfields Redevelopment Course.

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Tamara Farber speaks at the Environmental Compliance Essentials Conference on the topic of demonstrating & documenting environmental due diligence.

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Tamara Farber speaks at the 4th Brownfield Redevelopment Course on the issue of Regulatory requirements for brownfield redevelopment in Ontario.

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill A...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill Time:...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups, our seminar covers: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Special Considerations with Gas Station Properties Time: 7:30 a.m....

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary breakfast seminar.  Presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups, our seminar covers: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigation Special Considerations with Gas...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

This seminar’s topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Dilligence Investigations Special Considerations with Gas Station Properties Dealing with Excess Fill

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

This seminar covers the following topics: Regulatory Framework in Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Dilligence Investigations Dealing with Excess Fill

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Updates in Environmental Law

Miller Thomson’s CPD series continues in 2013 with our high-quality Continuing Professional Development series of breakfast meetings/webcasts open to all corporate counsel. Led by legal and industry experts, and accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada, the programs offer...

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Environmental Liability of Commercial Landlords: Limited Landlord Liability for Acts/Omissions of its Tenants

A case review of Sorbam v Litwack 2017 ONSC 706 (CanLII), aff’d 2017 ONCA 850 Synopsis The case involves a somewhat typical contaminated land dispute between neighbouring commercial property owners. The plaintiff conducted investigations on its property in support of...

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Climate Change Progress in 2015, COP21 and What’s Next?

2015 was a ground-breaking year for climate change regulation in Ontario. The province made several announcements regarding plans and strategies for how to best lower greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet targets in the coming years. Recap: 1. Ontario...

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Does Ontario Court of Appeal Midwest Decision Signal Big Changes to Environmental Civil Litigation in Ontario?

A potentially very significant decision was released by the Ontario Court of Appeal on Friday November 27, 2015 in Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson, 2015 ONCA 819. The Midwest decision is a complete reversal of every aspect of the 2013...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson seminar

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Testimony in Environmental Claims

Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine, July/August 2015

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Expert Testimony in Environmental Claims: Participant vs Litigation Experts

Lexology, May 2015; Ontario Bar Association Environmental Publications, April 2015

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Expert Testimony in Environmental Claims: Participant vs Litigation Experts

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently discussed the drafting of expert reports and the nature of expert testimony (respectively in Moore v Getahun, 2015 ONCA 55 (CanLII) and Westerhof v Gee, 2015 ONCA 206 (CanLII)).  Neither of these cases...

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Environmental Matters

Condo Business

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Addressing Environmental Issues in Negotiating Purchase and Sale Agreements

Ontario Bar Association, May 2014

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Summary Judgment – A Potential Tool in Defending Contaminated Land Litigation

In Windsor v. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., 2014 ABCA 108 (“Windsor”), the Alberta Court of Appeal summarily dismissed certain claims in an environmental class action.  The appellant, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (“CP”), operated a locomotive repair facility near Calgary. Nearly...

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Crown Holdings completes acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings

Canadian counsel to Crown Holdings, Inc.

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France-based private equity firm Ardian acquires Dynamic Technologies

Counsel to Ardian

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Creative Planogram Company acquired by SRP Companies

Counsel to Creative Planogram Company

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Western Pacific Enterprises acquired by MYR Group

Counsel to Western Pacific Enterprises

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SGS Canada acquires AXYS Analytical Services

Counsel to SGS Canada Inc.

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Key Knife completes cross-border acquisition of Canadian power tool manufacturer

Counsel to Key Knife Inc.

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