Tara Parker

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Tara Parker is a partner in the Goodmans Entertainment Law Group, recognized worldwide as one of the leading practices in Canada. 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, distribution and digital media deals, NFTs, errors and omissions insurance, talent deals, guilds/unions, clearance and intellectual property law matters.

Tara is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 as Entertainment Law “Lawyer of the Year”, and is also recognized as a leading entertainment lawyer by Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and as Global Leader 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 NFTs, CBC News on filming celebrity bio-pics without consent, CTV’s morning show regarding copyright litigation and 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. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Past President and Chair of Crow’s Theatre
  • Advisory Board Member 2023 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