Tammy Evans

Partner, Aird & Berlis

 

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.

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