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Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2022

Chambers Canada, Tara Parker - Ranked, Tier 2, Media and Entertainment: Canada - Nationwide, 2022

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media and Entertainment, 2021

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2021

Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2021

Chambers Canada, Tara Parker - Ranked, Media and Entertainment - Nationwide, 2021

The Legal 500 Canada, Tara Parker - Leading Individual, Media and Entertainment, 2021

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2021

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2021

Chambers Canada, Tara Parker - Ranked, Media and Entertainment - Nationwide, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Tara Parker - Leading Lawyer, Media and Entertainment, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Tara Parker - Recommended, Media and Entertainment, 2020

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tara Parker - Most Frequently Recommended, Entertainment Law, 2020

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Tara Parker - Recognized, Media and Entertainment, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2020

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Tara Parker - Recognized, Entertainment Law, 2019

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 Law Group at Goodmans. Her practice focuses on advising major U.S., international and Canadian studios, broadcasters/networks, producers, literary, musical, theatrical and other creative and business clients on media-related matters, including financing structures, tax incentives, international co-productions and joint-ventures, rights acquisitions, format licence and distribution and streaming deals, errors and omissions insurance, talent deals, guilds/unions, clearance and copyright law matters.

RECOGNITION

Tara was named the Best Lawyers’ 2021 Toronto Entertainment Law “Lawyer of the Year” and is also recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers 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 Law.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Tara is a thought leader in the industry and is frequently asked to comment on developments in entertainment news, including most recently in The Globe and Mail on the NFT (non-fungible token) industry, CTV’s morning show regarding cross-border copyright litigation and the Business News Network (BNN) on format programs and reality TV.

Tara is a guest lecturer on entertainment law and media-related issues at the University of Toronto law school, Schulich School of Business, York University, Ryerson University, Toronto Film School, Women in Film & Television and for the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law course.

She has contributed articles to various entertainment law publications including, Views about Drake's 6IX trademark dispute and Cartoonist challenges Banksy’s intellectual Property Rights in The Lawyer’s Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

Tara is an Advisory Board Member for the 2021 BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media and Mentor for Young Women in Law.

 

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

Law Society of Ontario
Past President and Chair of Crow’s Theatre
Advisory Board Member 2021 BANFF Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media
Mentor for Young Women in Law
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