Tara Piurko

Tara Piurko

Miller Thomson LLP

Recognized since 2018

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law

Environmental Law

Municipal Law

Real Estate Law

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Tara Piurko has over 20 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 also 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.

Tara was the first Canadian President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network in 2018 and previously served as the President of Toronto CREW in 2014 and was recognized as the 67th CREW Foundation Visionary in 2018. She is recognized by Chambers Canada and is rank (Band 4) in the Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ontario) category as well as by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Property Development.

  • Scotia Plaza
    40 King Street West, Suite 5800
    Toronto, ON M5H 3S1
  • Queen’s University, LL.B., graduated 2000
  • Queen’s University, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, graduated 1999
  • Carleton University, B.A. (Hons), graduated 1994
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2002

Miller Thomson LLP
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law


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