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Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Tara Parker - Next Generation Lawyer, Media and Entertainment, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Tara Parker - Recommended, Media and Entertainment, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2019

Lexpert Magazine, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, IP & Media, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property & Media, 2018

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment, 2016

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media, 2016

Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2015

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2013

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Repeatedly Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2010

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media, 2010

Tara Parker

Partner

tparker@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4181
Fax:   416.979.1234

Tara Parker is a partner in the Entertainment Group at Goodmans. Tara was named the Best Lawyers’ 2015 Toronto Entertainment Law “Lawyer of the Year” and is also recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Who's Who Legal: Sports & Entertainment. She is also recognized for media by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers and the Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business.

Her practice focuses on representing major American and Canadian studios, broadcasters, independent producers, literary, artistic and business clients, in all aspects of the development, production, financing, licensing and distribution of film, television, book publishing, theatrical, music and on-line/digital media projects.

Tara is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences on a range of media-related issues including film financing, international co-productions/joint-ventures, media rights acquisitions, E&O insurance, clearance and copyright. She has been a guest lecturer on entertainment law at the University of Toronto law school, Ryerson University, and for the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law course and the Entertainment and Media Law Symposium.

She has appeared as a guest expert on the subject of “format/reality programs” and “copyright/street art” on the Business News Network (BNN) and CTV networks, respectively.

Tara is a contributing editor to Canadian Forms and Precedents: Commercial Transactions – Information Technology and Entertainment published by LexisNexis and has contributed articles to various entertainment law publications including, most recently, "Views about Drake's 6IX trademark dispute" and “Cartoonist challenges Banksy’s intellectual Property Rights” in The Lawyer’s Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.
 

Education University of Victoria (J.D., 1999)
University of Toronto (M.A. (Medieval History), 1995)
University of Toronto (B.A. (Honours, History and English, With Distinction), 1994)
Professional Affiliations

Past President and Chair of Crow’s Theatre
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Past Section Executive
WIFT-T Women in Film and Television – Toronto
Film Ontario
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television