Victoria Novak is an Associate with Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP, having joined the firm in 2014. Her practice focuses on all aspects of the film and television industries, as well as music, new media, book publishing, dance, and modeling matters. Prior to this position, she developed extensive experience in the arts and culture sector through roles at a Canadian copyright collective and a cultural agency of the Government of Ontario. Victoria completed her articles at a major national law firm in Toronto and was called to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2013.
Victoria acts for a wide variety of clients, including film, TV and new media producers, writers, directors, musicians, photographers, authors, actors, dancers, and copyright owners. Victoria has extensive experience drafting and negotiating performer agreements, E&O insurance reviews, licensing agreements, rights assignments and acquisitions, co-production agreements, management and agency agreements, copyright infringement notices, and a variety of other intellectual property related documents.
Prior to attending the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Victoria earned undergraduate degrees in music and political science from McGill University. While at Dalhousie University, Victoria was a member of the Student Advocacy Program, representing fellow students before school administration boards and hearings. Victoria also represented the Schulich School of Law nationally as a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team.
Victoria is an avid flute and piccolo player and is currently President of the Board of Directors for Opera 5
, a Toronto-based independent opera company.