As a partner in the advocacy department at Gowling WLG's Toronto office, Natasha Carew is a litigator, well-versed in a range of commercial disputes involving business partnerships, shareholders, debtors, creditors, construction projects, commercial leasing and insurance.
Natasha helps construction industry clients successfully navigate Ontario's recently revised Construction Act, including the prosecution and defence of construction lien actions, deficiency claims, delay claims, adjudications, and priority disputes between lien claimants and lenders. She has represented developers, lenders, joint venture partners, and contractors in respect of disputes arising from various construction projects, including condominiums, student residences, luxury homes and cottages, wind farms, large scale stadia and tracks, and a carbon capture plant.
Natasha is a zealous advocate for her clients at Ontario's Divisional and Superior courts, and at arbitrations across the country. She is also a passionate negotiator at settlement conferences and mediations.
Natasha presently teaches Legal Remedies at Windsor Law School. She spent three semesters teaching the Negotiation course at Osgoode Hall Law School. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she frequently presents to clients and other lawyers on the topics of construction law, remedies, expert witnesses and legal writing.
Natasha is an associate chair of the United Way Law Cabinet. She regularly acts as pro bono duty counsel, appearing on behalf of unrepresented litigants in court and at the Human Rights Tribunal. In lieu of receiving wedding presents, Natasha and her partner - with the help of friends and colleagues - raised enough money to sponsor a refugee family's move to Canada. The family arrived in Toronto in June 2018.
While pursuing her law degree, Natasha volunteered as a litigator for Community Legal Aid, where she provided legal services to Windsor residents. Natasha was also the outreach coordinator for the innovative Law Enforcement Accountability Project, and a founding and executive member of Windsor's Student Animal Legal Defence Fund.