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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 and cohabitation agreements, estate freezes, charitable gift and tax planning, planning for 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.

  • Recognized for Trusts and Estates, 2018 to 2020
2018 to 2020 Recognized for Trusts and Estates


  • 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
Article Help Blended Families Advisor's Edge Report,
Article When clients inherit overseas property Advisor's Edge Report,
Article Understand POA Requirements Advisor's Edge Report,
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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