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Fasken expands its Private Client Services Group

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Toronto (Canada)Fasken welcomes partner Maureen Berry, associates Emily Hubling and Anna Chen, and Estate Law Clerk Krista Brown to the Private Client Services Group (PCS) in the Toronto office.

 

Maureen’s practice is focused on wills, estate planning, domestic and international trusts and estates, charities and non-profit organizations, private corporation taxation and executive compensation. She provides private client matter advice to prominent Canadian and international families and individuals, financial planning firms and advisors, corporate trustees, corporations, owner-managers, family business and charitable organizations.

 

Emily is experienced in estate law. Her practice includes estate planning, preparing wills, powers of attorney and trusts for clients and advisors. She also advises estate trustees on complex estate matters including intestacies, cross-border matters and contested estates.

 

Anna prosecutes and defends claims, acting for executors, administrators, trustees, heirs and beneficiaries. Her estate litigation expertise includes advising on claims such as, to vary wills concerning disinheritance or insufficient provision, for unjust enrichment, to challenge or validate an alleged will or trust, and also applications to remove an executor or trustee and proceedings to obtain court interpretation of wills and related documents. She also advises on family law. She is currently working at Fasken’s Vancouver office, and will be relocating to Toronto.

 

Krista is experienced in managing complex, high-value estates with a focus on applications to appoint trustees, testacies, intestacies and assisting executors with distributions and accounting to beneficiaries. Her experience also includes drafting wills, trusts, codicils, powers of attorney and cohabitation and marriage agreements.

 

“As Fasken expands its services for our private clients, we are pleased to welcome Maureen, Emily, Anna and Krista to the PCS group,” said Corina Weigl, Partner, PCS. “Their combined experience bolsters our team as we continue to focus on comprehensive solutions for the long-term needs of our clients.”

 

“Fasken takes an integrated approach to addressing the personal and business needs of our private clients, said Peter Feldberg, Firm Managing Partner. “Adding additional experience in complex generational legal issues and estate litigation strengthens our team and will benefit our clients.”

 

The Private Client Services Group advises on domestic trusts, estate planning, charitable giving, personal tax matters and major private wealth disputes. Members of the team also help some of the wealthiest Canadian and international families with complex multi-jurisdictional estate and tax planning. Fasken is ranked Band 1 by Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) 2017 in the area of Private Wealth Law in Canada.

 

About Fasken

 

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. We solve the most complex business challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all we do. For additional information, please visit our website at fasken.com.

 

Media contacts

 

Geneviève Chalifour

Media relations specialist

Fasken

+1 514 871 5987

gchalifour@fasken.com

 

Stéphanie Berthiaume

Director, Marketing and Communications

Fasken

+1 514 397 5212

sberthiaume@fasken.com

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