Tannis A. Waugh was called to the bar in 2003 and practices in the areas of real estate, corporate/commercial and estate planning.
In the area of real estate, Tannis works closely with real estate professionals to provide personal and expeditious service to her clients. Feel free to email Tannis directly regarding services and fees.
The office is also familiar with the non-standard real estate transaction and does a significant amount of real estate work in the context of family and estate matters. If you have a matter that is complicated, please feel free to contact Tannis directly.
To assist first time homebuyers, Tannis has put together packages take her clients through each step of the transaction. In a real estate transaction, it is essential that the costs are clearly laid out for clients and as a result, Tannis charges a flat rate fee for real estate transactions. More information about fees and the process can be obtained by emailing Tannis directly.
In the area of commercial law, Tannis assists her clients with incorporations, business agreements, commercial leasing and negotiations, independent contractor agreements and employment contracts.
Prior to establishing her own law practice, Tannis had an opportunity to independently work on ground breaking estate matters such as the first same-sex intestacy application for a married surviving spouse and a trust variation involving the definition of marriage. Currently, Tannis assists her clients with estate planning and administration.
After graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law with a Concentration of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 1999, Tannis continued on to the University of Ottawa where she received her L.L.B. and was honoured with the Stikeman Elliot/Carswell National Tax Award in 2002.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Tannis articled at Low, Murchison LLP in Ottawa, a full-service firm, working mainly in the area of litigation. Subsequently, Tannis practiced in Toronto where she worked in the areas of real estate, employment and estates for three years before starting Finlayson Waugh in June 2006 and carrying on as Tannis A. Waugh, Barrister and Solicitor in January 2008.
Tannis is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian/Ontario Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers Association. She is the real estate contributor to the Toronto Lawyers Association journal writing articles on topical issues in real estate law.
She has spoken several times at Continuing Legal Education Seminars for lawyers hosted by both the Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, the Law Clerk’s Institute and the Toronto Lawyers Association.
As a past Trustee of the Toronto Lawyers Association, Tannis made contributions to furthering the goals of education, advocacy and information partly as the Chair of the annual Real Estate Nutshell series - a continuing legal education programme.
She is also a member of the Condominium Sub-documents Committee of the Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate who are responsible for rolling out precedent materials for all lawyers in Ontario working on condominium transactions. This work can be found here: http://www.lawyersworkinggroup.com/CondominiumDocuments.html
Personally, Tannis expresses her creative side through photography and competes in the sport of powerlifting.
Tannis shares office space with a family lawyer, William Hutcheson. Should you have a family law matter, you can contact William at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.466.4747.
Tannis A. Waugh
Barrister and Solicitor
672 Dupont St. Suite 304
Toronto, ON M6G 1Z6
tel 416.533.2996 ext. 28