Tamara Farber is a partner in the firm’s Environmental and Litigation departments and is Chair of the National Environmental Litigation Group. Her focus combines her interest in environmental matters in a civil litigation context, as well as in commercial transactions requiring involving environmental issues.
In transactional work, she provides expertise on real estate or business transactions involving brownfield redevelopment and contaminated land sale and acquisition, including all aspects of investigating contaminated lands, environmental due diligence, audits, property remediation, site decommissioning, waste management, environmental compliance matters, environmental risk management, representations, warranties, indemnities, and interactions with environmental regulators. On civil claims, she acts on various matters including contaminated land migration claims, spills, consultant negligence, remedial option and cost disputes, director and officer liability in relation to environmental liabilities, and environmental issues in insolvency matters.
Prior to coming to Miller Thomson LLP, she worked as an environmental consultant. Her background in Environmental Sciences contributes to her ability to understand complex technical reports in a number of fields including environmental assessments, risk assessments and site decommissioning parameters.
Ms. Farber has acted for private and public companies, condominium corporations, REITs, investment groups, individuals, and municipal and provincial governments. She has appeared before the provincial and federal courts, the Environmental Review Tribunal and other provincial tribunals. She has written and presented many papers on provincial and federal environmental issues including brownfield redevelopment, environmental insurance, directors’ and officers’ liabilities in environmental cases, environmental compliance approvals, expert retainers, transactional advice, cross-border environmental issues, condominium redevelopment of contaminated lands, and others.
Tamara Farber is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Tamara has been recognized on the Best Lawyers in Canada list for environmental lawyers for 2015. A former recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 lawyers under 40” by Lexpert Magazine’s, she also sits on the executive of the Environmental Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
Certified Specialist in Environmental Law since 2002 — by the Law Society of Upper Canada