Tara Oudekerk - Curriculum Vitae

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Strong MacDougall Oudekerk,
1214-130 Dufferin Ave., London, ON  N6A 5R2
Email: oudekerk@municipallawyers.ca
(519) 672-3535 ext. 24

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use Planning Law
  • Expropriations Law

Education and Qualifications

  • B.A.(Hons.) [Queen’s University]
  • LL.B. [University of Windsor]
  • LL.M. (in Municipal Law) [Osgoode Hall Law School, York University]
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario 2004

Professional Experience

  • Partner at Strong MacDougall Oudekerk PC (2008-Present)
  • Associate Lawyer at Cohen Highley LLP (2004-2007)
  • Articling Student at Siskinds LLP (2003-2004)
  • Summer Student in the City Solicitor’s Department at the Corporation of the City of North Bay (2001-2002)

Practice Experience

  • Provide legal opinions to municipal staff and Members of Council
  • Prosecute on behalf of municipalities for various matters
  • Draft by-laws, leases and agreements
  • Negotiate complex settlements and agreements
  • Represent parties in land use planning and civil litigation matters

Selected Reported Decisions

  • Maloney v. Malahide (Township) 2004 CarswellOnt 6641 (O.M.B.)
  • Maloney v. Elgin (County) Land Division Committee 2005 CarswellOnt 5408 (O.M.B.)
  • G & S Electric Ltd. v. Devlan Construction Ltd. v. Tillsonburg (Town) 2008 CarswellOnt 3018 (Ont. S.C.J.)  
  • BPS Ventures Inc. v. Plympton-Wyoming (Municipality) 2012 CarswellOnt 17128 (O.M.B.)
  • I. (G.M.), Re, 2013 CarswellOnt 12238 (O.M.B.)

Relevant Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Western University
    • Professor of Municipal Law 2003-2010, 2012, 2014
    • Professor of Land Use Planning Law 2011, 2013
  • Part-time Faculty, Faculty of Social Science, Western University
    • Professor of Municipal Law for Masters of Public Administration 2012-Present
  • Ontario Expropriation Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association (former trustee)


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