Taras brings over 20 years experience to the Business Law Group at Mills & Mills LLP. Before joining the firm in 2020, Taras was for many years the chair of the Charity/Not-for-Profit and Intellectual Property groups at a well known mid-sized firm in Toronto.
Taras works with many start-ups and established corporations to guide them through their development and expansion. Taras is experienced with cross-border business transactions and spearheads the Mills & Mills LLP “Expanding Business to Canada” conference series.
In the Charity sector, Taras has extensive hands-on experience as a director, president, Country Director and now International Relations Volunteer for the Canadian affiliate of an international NGO, which gives him insider knowledge about the challenges facing not-for-profit organizations in today’s complex world. Taras represents numerous churches, mosques, synagogues and other faith-based groups as well as many other foundations and service organizations in the not-for-profit sector in Ontario.
In the Intellectual Property sector, Taras works with a diverse clientele: app developers; ice cream and juice manufacturers and distributors; record labels and live music venues; pharmacy chains; advertising agencies; medical professionals; hospitals; Internet start-ups; Board game creators; Life coaches and public speakers, among other interesting clients. Taras is a Canadian Trade-mark agent and as a member of the New York Bar, practices before the USPTO as a US Trademark attorney – Taras enjoys helping clients implement their North American branding strategies.
Taras is co-chair of the organizing committee and spearheads the annual Churches, Charities, Not-for-profit Knowledge Hub for Ukrainian Canadian Social Services – Toronto, Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association, and the Ukrainian Canadian Professional Business Association
Taras is a bilingual graduate of the National Program at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and has training in both common law and civil law. Taras is a member of the Quebec Bar; the Law Society of Ontario; and the New York Bar. He takes a holistic and hands-on approach with individuals and organizations to ensure he understands their legal needs and requirements for long-term success.
Year of Call
New York: 1997
B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University, Law Faculty, 1989
D.E.C., CEGEP du Vieux Montreal, 1984
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Barreau du Québec
New York Bar Association
Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association
Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association
HOPE worldwide Canada: Helping Hand for Ukraine
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services