Tara Piurko has over 15 years of experience in planning and development, real property assessment and taxation, and municipal law matters. She is in the business of identifying issues and opportunities, managing risk, avoiding problems, identifying solutions, and creating value. Tara is the Leader of Miller Thomson’s Planning, Development & Condominium Group.

Tara regularly provides strategic advice, counsel and support to property owners, including public and private developers, on development approvals and land entitlement matters and real property assessment and taxation matters. She is an expert negotiator and has extensive experience securing development approvals, including settling official plan amendments, zoning bylaw amendments and a variety of development agreements. Tara positively impacts the balance sheet of her corporate and institutional clients through her assistance with their property assessment appeals and property tax matters. She is also experienced in the area of expropriations, Ontario’s Retail Business Holidays Act, payments-in-lieu of taxes and ground rent arbitration and property tax recharge disputes. She appears before various courts, tribunals, panels, boards and committees of adjustment and council on various municipal, assessment, taxation and land development matters.

In 2018, Tara became the first Canadian President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network in and was recognized as the 67th CREW Foundation Visionary. She is the 2014 Past President of Toronto CREW, a chapter within CREW Network and a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Toronto Championship. She is also recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Municipal Law).