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Darren Lund Toronto Lawyer

Darren Lund

Partner Fasken
Recent amendments to tax legislation may have a critical impact on the ability of some trusts to claim the principal residence exemption.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2003
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Darren Lund’s practice is focused on a range of estate planning, estate administration, and private client service matters. Darren regularly assists clients with complex multiple will planning, family trusts, alter ego and joint partner trusts, marriage contracts, business succession, estate freezes, charitable gift and tax planning, planning for individuals with disabilities, cross-border planning, powers of attorney, and estate planning aspects of assisted reproduction and posthumous conception.

Darren’s experience also extends to estate administration matters, both contentious and non-contentious, where he advises trustees, beneficiaries, and attorneys acting under a power of attorney. He assists with such matters as probate matters, passing of fiduciary accounts, trust variations, post-mortem tax planning, and the administration of complex estates.

Darren speaks and writes on a variety of topics including estate planning for spouses and couples, effective use of trusts, will drafting, charitable giving, family law matters in estate planning and administration, estate planning for persons with disabilities, assisted reproduction, and posthumous conception. He previously practised estates law at a large national law firm.

Darren’s expertise has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.


  • Recognized for Trusts and Estates, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2024
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Estate & Personal Tax Planning, Lexpert 2020 to 2023
  • 2022 Recipient of the OBA Foundation's Widdifield Award, Ontario Bar Association 2022

Career & Education


  • JD University of Toronto
  • MA, Political Science University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), Political Science and French Language & Literature University of Western Ontario

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member Canadian Bar Association, Estates & Trusts, Charity & Not-for-Profit Sections
  • Member Estate Planning Council of Toronto


Fasken Institute



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Speaking Engagements

Intellectual Property and Electronic Data: Planning and Administration of Intangible Assets OBA Institute Program - When Worlds Collide: The Interdisciplinary World of Estates Practice
Practice Tips for Effectively Serving Senior Clients MFDA National Seniors Summit
Estate Planning & Administration for Persons with Disabilities - More Than Lawyers Just a Henson Trust Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, 23rd Annual Conference


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