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Trusts Advisory Services

The private or family trust is one of the most flexible tools available to our clients to assist them in their personal and business affairs.

Our Trusts practice includes the creation not only of family trusts to assist in the inter-generational transfer of wealth, but also blind trusts, voting trusts, trusts for disabled beneficiaries, immigration trusts, spendthrift trusts, and asset protection trusts. Our trusts practitioners are also experienced in establishing charitable trusts as a tool for our philanthropist clients.

We regularly advise clients on the many uses of private trusts in the tax planning context, including income-splitting, probate fee and property transfer tax avoidance, inter-provincial rate shopping, accessing multiple capital gains exemptions, and other tax planning opportunities.

Our experience also extends to ongoing advice to the trustees and beneficiaries of existing trusts. 

Our trust expertise is frequently called upon in matrimonial planning and dispute resolution. And our litigation department is adept at trust litigation where the trust may be used as both a defence and a weapon. 


Our Lawyers

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Sally Dennis Partner sdennis@farris.com 604 661 9327
Ross Langford Partner rlangford@farris.com 250 869 3868
Peter C.T. MacPherson Partner pmacpherson@farris.com 250 869 3881
Dominic A. Petraroia, Q.C. Managing Partner, Kelowna dpetraroia@farris.com 250 869 3851
Aaron P.G. Dow Partner adow@farris.com 250 869 3858