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 CIPO trademark agent (member of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents) 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
Barreau du Québec
New York Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
CIPO – Trademark Agent
USPTO – Trademark Attorney
College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents
Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association
Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association
HOPE worldwide Canada: Helping Hand for Ukraine
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services