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Tammy A. Evans

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2002

Land owners, developers, builders, landlords and institutional/private lenders regularly seek out Tammy’s expertise to assist with all aspects of mixed-use and condominium development and construction contract issues. With almost 30 years serving the industry from the private and public sectors, Tammy delivers a solid, practical, and business-oriented legal foundation for her clients through all stages of land development and construction. Her clients rely on her depth of knowledge of the development industry as well as her business and legal insight to meet their development and construction needs. From project conception to contract and operational matters, Tammy brings a unique perspective and set of skills to her practice.

Tammy is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group and Condominium Group. She acts as counsel to large- and small-scale developers and builders of residential, commercial, resort and mixed-use developments. Having led the completion of up to 2500 condominium closings per year, Tammy has extensive expertise in advising developers and builders on Tarion registration and reporting requirements, construction contract best practices and appropriate risk allocations. She also acts as liaison for industry associations and clients in condominium reform initiatives.

Prior to being called to the Ontario Bar, Tammy owned and operated a successful land development consulting and project management business for over 15 years, assisting many commercial and residential developers across Ontario to achieve their high and low density development and construction objectives. Tammy also worked in the Ontario public sector, acting as legal counsel to the then Ministry of Consumer and Business Services, providing legal advice to land registry offices across Ontario as well as to the Ministry’s various program areas. While at the Ministry, Tammy played an integral role in soliciting and reviewing stakeholder comments, drafting legislation and briefing the Minister on real estate and condominium industry matters, resulting in substantively updated legislation for the condominium industry. Tammy also served as Deputy Director of Titles, adjudicating disputes between land owners as well as applications for compensation from the Land Titles Assurance Fund.

Tammy is often quoted in the press and presents regularly on matters of importance to the development industry, keeping her clients abreast of current trends, important court decisions and legal development requirements.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best of the Best Community Leader Award from the Toronto Construction Association, 2015
  • MicroSkills Margot Franssen Leadership Award, 2014
  • Certificate of Public Service from the Province of Ontario for helping design provincial qualifications for condominium managers, 2014

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member of Executive and Chair, Public Affairs Committee, Real Property Section, 2014-2016
  • Women’s Law Association of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC), Immediate Past President and Treasurer,
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
  • Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
  • Women’s Executive Network
  • Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs
  • Professional Women’s Symposium Association

Community Involvement

  • Donor, Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF)
  • Leader, Hospital for Sick Kids

Selected Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Easements for Real Estate and Municipal Lawyers: Level II," October 6, 2016

Moderator, "High-Rise Forum: Condo 101," September 14, 2016

Panelist, "Women in Construction," April 10, 2015

Panelist, "Condo 101: What You Need to Know from Start to Finish," November 26, 2014

Panelist, "Women in the Trades: Knocking Down Walls," November 6, 2014

Presenter, "Planning and Development Policy Changes: Panacea or Pothole?," February 26, 2014

Selected Publications

"A seasoned development lawyer infused with determination and authority, " Daily Commercial News features Tammy Evans, July 18, 2016

“Termination of Agreement under section 112 of the Condominium Act, 1998 – Not So Fast,” January 12, 2016

“Ontario Introduces New Condo Legislation Today!, May 27, 2015

“Update on Condominium Act, 1998 Review,” June 24, 2014

“Further Update on Condominium Act Review,” February 4, 2014

“New CCDC Design-Build Contracts,” November 7, 2013

“Further Update on Condominium Act Review,” November 7, 2013

“Update on Canada Post Fees for CMB Installation,” February 6, 2013

“Update on the Condominium Act Review,” October 29, 2012

“Tarion Revised Builder Bulletins 24 and 27: Good and Bad News for Developers,” July 5, 2012

“Is Your Notice to Purchaser Sufficient to Avoid Delayed Closing Compensation Under Tarion?,” July 5, 2012

“Alert: Tarion Revised Addendum Forms for Freehold and Condominium,” July 5, 2012

Education

LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000