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Kathleen Butterfield Toronto Lawyer

Kathleen E. Butterfield

Partner | Co-Leader, China Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2004
Language(s) English, Chinese, Chinese (Cantonese)
Office(s) Toronto

Kathleen Butterfield is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group and Business Law Group. She is also Co-Leader of the China Subgroup. Kathleen frequently works with banks, insurance companies, trust and loan companies, and other regulated and unregulated financial services providers on various commercial, transactional and regulatory matters.

An experienced corporate lawyer, Kathleen’s clients also include large national and multinational organizations. Kathleen takes the time to understand her clients’ businesses, objectives and pressures and provides them with practical, innovative and useful solutions. Her experience across a cross-section of specialties within the corporate commercial space gives her a wealth of knowledge and expertise which she can draw on to assist her clients.

Kathleen was named as a corporate lawyer to watch in the 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. She also advised on the IJGlobal Americas “2016 North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year”

When not assisting clients with their corporate objectives, Kathleen can be found trying to keep up with her eight year old and five year old.

  • For Infrastructure Law , Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017
  • North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year for UC Merced , Advised IJGlobal Americas 2016
2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory For Infrastructure Law
2016 Advised IJGlobal Americas North America Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year for UC Merced


  • LLB University of Windsor
  • BA University of Toronto (Trinity College)

Community involvement

  • Board Member, The Scott Mission
  • Board Member, The Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Ascend Canada
  • Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Article The Canadian Insurance M&A Environment Asian-Mena Counsel M&A Special Report
Speaker Limiting the Risks in M&A Deals: Tips for Buyers and Sellers Fasken Toronto Symposium (8th Edition) location location Toronto, ON


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