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Tamara Farber is a partner in the Toronto office of Miller Thomson practicing exclusively in environmental matters. She provides expertise on real estate and business transactions involving brownfield redevelopment and contaminated land sale and acquisition including 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, Tamara 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.

Tamara is adept at translating complex technical reports into business risk language. Her background in environmental sciences enables efficient and effective coordination with environmental consulting professionals in transactions or as experts in litigation.

Tamara 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 and the Environmental Review Tribunal / Ontario Land Tribunal. She has written and presented numerous 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 other topics.

Tamara is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by the Law Society of Ontario. She has been recognized on The Best Lawyers in Canada list for environmental lawyers, Chambers Canada, The Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and is a former recipient of “Canada’s Top 40 lawyers under 40” by Lexpert Magazine.

Location

  • Scotia Plaza
    40 King Street West, Suite 5800
    Toronto, ON M5H 3S1
    Canada

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1995
  • Ontario, 1995

Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Environmental Section - Executive, Programming
  • The Advocates Society - Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Environmental Law

Certified Specialist in Environmental Law since 2002

by the Law Society of Upper Canada

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