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Tara Parker quoted in "How to buy the rights to a famous person's tweet: Investors try to navigate the NFT industry", Globe and Mail

Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna and David Zitzerman at The 2021 Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law

Tara Parker quoted in "Protecting Brands in North America", Lexpert Magazine

Jamie Firsten, Monique McAlister, Tara Parker, Jaclyn Seidman and David Zitzerman at the Entertainment & Media Law Symposium 2019

Amalia Berg, Tara Parker and David Zitzerman at Women in Film & Television Toronto's Introduction to Entertainment Law

Tara Parker interviewed in "Is graffiti copyright protected?", on CTV's Your Morning

Tara Parker at the 20th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference

Tara Parker, Carolyn Stamegna and David Zitzerman at The Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law

Tara Parker quoted in "Hollywood north still a boon for business, tax lawyers", The Lawyers Weekly

Tara Parker at Prime Time in Ottawa 2017: The Age of Experimentation

Tara Parker interviewed on 610CKTB - The Larry Fedoruk Show

Tara Parker quoted in "Spray-on law: Even graffiti artists have a claim on copyright", Financial Post

Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law 2016

Tara Parker at Osgoode's Structuring, Negotiating & Drafting Entertainment Contracts Course

Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law 2015

Tara Parker at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

Goodmans at the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law

Tara Parker at the OBA's Institute 2014

Tara Parker at the OBA's Entertainment, Media & Communications: Luminary Lunch

Tara Parker at the OBA's New Deals in Canadian Entertainment Law

Tara Parker at the Entertainment & Media Law Symposium 2011

Tara Parker at "Monetizing Digital Content: An Executive Event"

Tara Parker at GameON: Finance 2011

David Zitzerman and Tara Parker at Entertainment, Advertising and Media Law Symposium

Tara Parker at the Sundance Film Festival

Peter Ruby and Tara Parker at the OBA's Arbitrating and Mediating Entertainment and Media Disputes

Tara Parker on BNN's "Strictly Legal"

Tara Parker on "Entertainment lawyers go the distance when structuring reality TV deals", The Lawyers Weekly

Carolyn Stamegna and Tara Parker at the Women in Film & Television International Summit

Tara Parker speaking at the Kidscreen Summit

The Business of Television Co-Production

Tara Parker on "'Canadian Idol' panel describes myriad of legal issues for industry lawyers", The Lawyers Weekly

Tara Parker


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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.


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.


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