Tannis was called to the bar after receiving a B.A. in Law with a concentration of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University and a J.D. from University of Ottawa. She practices in the areas of real estate, corporate/commercial, and estate planning.
As a former Trustee for the Toronto Lawyers Association, Tannis has been involved in advocacy and education initiatives, most notably the moderator and presenter of continuing education programmes and writer of articles for the TLA journal. She currently sits on the education committee which is responsible for producing CPD programmes for Toronto lawyers.
She is also a member of the Condominium Sub-documents Committee of the Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate which is responsible for producing province-wide precedent materials for lawyers to be used in condominium transactions.
Tannis is a frequent speaker and, in the past, has spoken on the issue of real estate, estates and ethics for the Canadian Bar Association,/Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, The Commons Institute and the Toronto Lawyers Association.
For the last 4 years, Tannis has been focusing her research efforts on disruptions within real estate and has a particular interest in the sharing economy and cryptocurrency. In fact, legal fees can be paid in bitcoin and ethereum subject to the firm's cryptocurrency policy.
Keeping current with technology is a significant part of the office's workflow. Real estate transactions are 90% paperless but with a view to keeping data secure.
As of August 2018, Tannis has been certified as a specialist in real estate law by the Law Society of Ontario.
Personally, Tannis enjoys the hobby of photography and competes in the sport of powerlifting.