Tara Vasdani is the Principal Lawyer and Founder of Remote Law Canada. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, she has been nominated for Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada as a 'Young Influencer' and 'Changemaker' in the legal industry. In 2019, she has been featured in Forbes.
Prior to founding Remote Law Canada, Tara worked as a civil, subrogation and employment litigator on Bay Street. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017, but was recognized globally by January 2018, as the first Canadian lawyer to serve a Statement of Claim using the popular social media app, Instagram. Tara’s innovative approach to civil litigation was quickly endorsed by the legal community, and she was featured in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Above the Law, Globe Legal Post, Droit-Inc., and on CBC, as well as profiled on the front page of the Law Times. In 2020, Tara has joined Microsoft, Uber, FlexJobs, Distribute Consulting, and many others in advocating for remote work arrangements. In 2020, she has been nominated as one of RBC's 'Women of Influence' and as a 'Woman of Inspiration' to the Universal Womens' Network.
Tara is dedicated to advocating for her clients, from the initial consultation stage, through to negotiations, and if necessary, trial - using efficiency, legal technology, and solid litigation experience. She has successfully appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ministry of Labour, the Financial Services Tribunal, the Licensed Appeal Tribunal, the Social Security Tribunal, and the Provincial Offences Court.
Tara advises both employers and employees in wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, human rights claims, contract negotiations, and other employment-related disputes, and has represented all national insurers in subrogation-related matters, such as construction litigation and contractor’s negligence, property damage, occupier and product liability, and contractual disputes. In addition, Tara has assisted clients in personal injury, debt enforcement, cryptocurrency, shareholder and commercial disputes, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings.
Prior to founding Remote Law Canada, Tara worked for large downtown boutique law firms where she carried complex civil litigation files. She has successfully represented clients through all stages of the litigation process. In addition, Tara writes quarterly for national publications such as Canadian Lawyer, The Lawyer’s Daily, and HR Insider, on artificial intelligence and the law, employment-related trends such as escalating reasonable notice periods, and legislative developments.
Tara earned two law degrees, both common law and civil law, from the University of Ottawa in 2016, and entirely in French. As one of 19 students selected to obtain two law degrees in three years, Tara is well-versed in both Canadian jurisdictions, and today is fluently bilingual, as well as qualified to speak to clients across Canada.
Tara completed her articles at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in downtown Ottawa. While doing so, she wrote a book critiquing the federal government’s ‘CSIS’ Bill, which was later published by the Éditions Universitaires Européens in 2017.
Tara earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University in 2013, in Law and Society and Political Science. In 2012, she spent a semester studying Greek Civil Law in Thessaloniki, Greece.
While obtaining her J.D. and LL.L., Tara worked for leading legal research corporation, LexisNexis Canada. As a result, she is qualified to represent clients with legal needs ranging from administrative law, contract law, real estate, estates, and various other types of litigation.
Year of Call
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Major in Law and Society and Minor in Political Science, York University, 2013
Juris Doctor (J.D.), University of Ottawa, 2016
Licentiate in Law (LL.L.), University of Ottawa, 2016
The Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association