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Maureen Berry Toronto Lawyer

Maureen Berry

Partner Fasken
Estate planning is one of the most important and everlasting gifts you can bestow upon your family. Ensuring a smooth wealth transition is not as difficult as you may think.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1992 | Alberta, 2020
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Maureen Berry’s practice is focused on wills, estate planning, domestic and international trusts, private corporation taxation, and executive compensation. Maureen also advises charities and non-profit organizations. Working with Canadian and international families, firms, corporations and charitable organizations, she provides advice on all aspects of private client matters, including inter vivos trust and will planning, post-mortem planning, donation planning, as well as succession planning.

She is a leading expert in the fields of tax law and estate planning, having been recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Who’s Who Legal. Maureen was named one of the five “Most Highly Regarded Individuals – Worldwide” by Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada in 2016. 


As an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, she  has taught Advanced Estate Planning for more than two decades. Maureen has previously taught  both corporate tax and international tax at the University of Toronto and Western University, as well as Private Company Taxation at the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers intensive course.



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Career & Education


  • Certified Specialist - Taxation Law Law Society of Upper Canada
  • LLM Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • B Comm, Accounting (Most Distinguished Graduate) University of Saskatchewan

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Taxation, Trusts & Estates Group)
  • Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners
    • Co-Chair, Tax Technical Committee; 
    • Member-at-large, STEP Toronto Board
  • Estate Planning Council of Toronto
  • Canadian Tax Foundation


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