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Corina Weigl

Corina S. Weigl

Partner | CO-LEADER, PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICE Fasken
In the area of estate planning, particularly in terms of business succession, trusts are a key tool in an advisor’s toolbox.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1995
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Corina Weigl is Co-Leader of the Private Client Service group. Her practice is focused on estate and family business succession planning. She develops customized strategies for wills, trusts, and tools designed to protect a client's property, such as domestic contracts, Corina leverages legal and tax regimes to protect multi-jurisdictional property and family interests. She is also active in the Firm, currently holding the position of Chair of the Firm’s Professional Development Committee, having been Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section for many years.

Corina relies on a variety of tools to implement structures designed to facilitate a successful estate and business succession plan for clients. She also provides strategic advice to executors, trustees and beneficiaries in respect of ongoing administration issues or when faced with litigation regarding fiduciary accounts.

Corina also advises on charities and not-for-profit considerations, advising clients on legislative, tax and regulatory implications of their philanthropic goals.

Named the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates in Toronto by Best Lawyers in Canada, Corina has also been recognized with Lexpert’s “Zenith Award” for her pro bono work for SEDI.

  • Recognized for Trusts and Estates including "Lawyer of the Year", Toronto, Canada, 2017, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 to 2019
  • Chambers High Net Worth 2018 Guide, Chambers & Partners 2018
  • Recognized for Estate & Personal Tax Planning , Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018
2014 to 2019 The Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized for Trusts and Estates including "Lawyer of the Year", Toronto, Canada, 2017
2018 Chambers & Partners Chambers High Net Worth 2018 Guide Ranked as "notable practitioner"
2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized for Estate & Personal Tax Planning
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Education

  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BA McMaster University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chair, Professional Development Committee, Fasken
  • Chair, STEP 2019 National Conference 9 (Canada)
  • Member, STEP Toronto Branch Board
  • Member, STEP Canada Editorial Board, STEP Inside
  • Member, Sub-committee, STEP Canada Certificate in Estate and Trust Administration
  • Member, Editorial Board of Federated Press Personal Tax & Estate Planning Journal
  • Member, Advisors Board, Sick Kids Hospital    
  • Past-Chair, The Estate Planning Council of Toronto
  • Former Co-Teacher, Osgoode Law School LLM "Introduction to the Law of Trusts" course
  • Past-Chair and Executive Committee Member, Ontario Bar Association - Estates and Trusts Section
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
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Book Estate Planning and RESPs
Succession Planning from a Legal Perspective Webinar, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants location location Toronto
Tax Planning for the Wealthy Family Federated Press location location Toronto

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