Ms. Maureen Berry

Ms. Maureen Berry

Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Maureen Berry is a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Her practice focuses on wills, estate planning, domestic and international trusts and estates, charities and non-profit organizations, private corporation taxation and executive compensation. Her clients include prominent Canadian and international families and individuals, financial planning firms and advisors, corporate trustees, corporations, owner-managers, family businesses, and charitable organizations to whom she has provided advice on all aspects of private client matters.

Maureen is recognized as one of the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals-Worldwide” for private client by Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada. She is also described as “an instantly recognizable and respected name”. Maureen has also been recognized as a leading tax lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global and as a leading estate and personal tax planning lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and she was as named to Citywealth’s 2017 and 2018 Leaders List in the area of private wealth management.

She has taught Advanced Estate Planning at Osgoode Hall Law School for 25 years. She has also taught courses in the taxation of trusts, international tax and estate planning at the University of Toronto, Western University and Osgoode Hall Law School, is an instructor at the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers course and was an instructor at the Bar Admission Course in the areas of tax and estate planning and corporate tax for a number of years.

She has published numerous papers and has spoken at many professional seminars. She is an Editor of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Worldwide Journal and serves as Co-Chair of STEP’s Tax Technical Committee and a Member of the STEP Public Policy Committee, and is on the board of STEP Toronto. Maureen is an editor of Widdifield on Executors & Trustees, the Canadian Institute’s Personal Tax and Estate Planning Journal and is a contributing author to Practical Law Canada’s Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders: Overview.