Travis J. Allan


Travis Allan

Profile: Travis J. Allan is a partner at DeMarco Allan LLP. Travis is a lawyer and strategic advisor who takes a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate and environmental issues. Travis advises on corporate and commercial legal matters, carbon credit development and sale, renewable energy transactions, climate change mitigation and adaptation, electric vehicle promotion and a variety of regulatory matters including energy and privacy.

Travis has experience in international and domestic transactional, environmental and First Nations law, which he combines with a strong academic grounding in policy and economics. Travis has also written and spoken extensively about changes to land use planning law and policy that can support climate change adaptation and mitigation, focusing on promoting location-efficient and transit-oriented development and the preservation and cultivation of natural capital.

Before joining DeMarco Allan LLP, Travis practiced at one of the world’s largest law firms in New York, NY focusing on project finance and corporate restructuring. Travis is a member of the Ontario and New York bars. He serves on the boards of the Climate Change Lawyers Network (as co-chair) and Project Neutral (as acting-chair) and formerly served as a governor of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance.

Contact Details: Education:
Main Tel: +1.416.417.1195
CVTravis Allan
Twitter: @SivartNalla
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – University of Toronto, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – University of British Columbia, 2005
Recent Media:
  • Stern, Michelle. “Misfits are the Ones that Change the World – Appendix,” The Canadian Business Journal, December 2013
  • Mintz, Corey. “Feeding climate activists hungry for change,” The Toronto Star, November 1, 2013
  • Gross, Karen. “Advance on the Arctic,” Nexus, Spring/ Summer 2013 issue
  • Reilly, Emma. “The fees that shape Hamilton,” The Hamilton Spectator, August 24, 2012 
  • Garrett, Jake Tobin. “Live, Work, Play,” novae res urbis (Greater Toronto Area Edition), July 25, 2012
  • Allan, Travis. “Regulatory Requirements to Measure and Report Greenhouse Gases in 2010,” Innovation (Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC), September/ October 2009
Selected Recent Presentations:
  • “Professional Liability and Climate Change,” Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy and York University. Toronto, O.N., January 13, 2014.
  • “Year of the Flood: Building Resiliency Through Legal Risk Management,” Municipal Stormwater Management Discussion Group, Hosted by the City of Kitchener and Waterloo. Waterloo, O.N., November 28, 2013.
  • “Key Issues In Negotiation of First Nations Ownership of Renewable Energy Projects,” Panel on Green Energy, Hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Toronto, O.N., November 14, 2013.
  • “Innovative Funding Opportunities for Land Conservation (Credits and Ecosystem Services),” Ontario Land Trust Alliance 2013 Gathering. Orillia, O.N., October 11, 2013.
  • “Encouraging Location-Efficient Development in Ontario,” GTA Clean Air Council. Toronto, O.N., March 22, 2013.
  • “Legal Considerations – Offsets and Market-Based Mechanisms,” Conservation Ontario/CA Watershed Stewardship/Forestry and Restoration Meeting. Newmarket, O.N., February 27, 2013.
  • “The Legal Climate – Climate Change Law in Canada,” CAELS 2013 Environmental Law Conference. Ottawa, O.N., February 23, 2013.
  • “Municipal Action and Collaboration in a Changing Climate,” Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Conference. Windsor Essex, O.N., February 13, 2013. (Video from presentation can be seen here)
  • “Responsibility and Risk Management In a Changing Climate,” ICLEI Livable Cities Forum 2012. Hamilton, O.N., November 29, 2012.
  • “Encouraging Location-Efficient Development in Ontario,” Ontario Growth Secretariat. Toronto, O.N., October 29, 2012.
  • “Material Environmental Risk & Opportunity – Disclosure Requirements,” SPRiNG Network Orange. Toronto, O.N., October 2012.
  • “Carbon Offsets Introduction,” Project Neutral Neighbourhood Summit. Toronto, O.N., June 9, 2012.
  • “Municipal Responsibilities In a Changing Climate,” City of Hamilton. Hamilton, O.N., January 24, 2012.
  • “The Legal Climate – Climate Change Law in Canada,” Osgoode Hall Law School. North York, O.N., February 8, 2011.