Farha Salim

Farha Salim: Attorney with Field Law
  • Partner at Field Law (122 Attorneys)
  • 400 - 444 7 AVE SW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0X8
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Biography

Farha Salim is chair of the firm’s Wills, Estates and Trusts practice group. She assists clients with their personal estate and business succession planning, and she represents executors, estate administrators, beneficiaries and trustees in complex estates and trusts matters, including in litigation. Farha acts for a number of charities when they are estate beneficiaries.

Farha has over 15 years of experience in her field, having practiced exclusively in the area of wills, estates, trusts and charities since she was called to the bar. Prior to joining Field in 2010, Farha practiced at a national firm in Toronto.

Farha serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and is currently the Chair of the Wills and Trusts Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta South).

Farha has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for the past three years in the field of Trusts and Estates.

Value to Clients

“Compassion and empathy are just as important as legal knowledge and strategy in emotionally-charged estates matters. It is my goal to alleviate my clients’ stress by personally guiding them through an overwhelming process and providing them with the information and advice they need to make well-informed and practical decisions that lead to solutions.”

Experience

Rodehutskors Estate (Re), 2018 ABQB 562
Edmunds Estate, 2017 ABQB 754
Lindsay Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 452

Recognition

Listed Trusts and Estates
The Best Lawyers in Canada
2015 - 2019
Repeatedly Recommended Estate & Personal Tax Planning, Estate & Tax Planning
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
2018

Community

The Calgary Foundation
Member, Grants Advisory Committee
2014 - Present
SAIT Legal Assistants Program
Member, Advisory Committee
2009 - 2011
Dress Your Best (Toronto)
Board Member
2004 - 2006

News + Views + Events

September 2018
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
28 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is proud to announce that 28 of our lawyers have been included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. These lawyers have been recognized in 17 service areas, resulting in a total of 36 rankings.Among the 28 Field Law l...
May 2, 2018
Tips + Resources for Charities and Non-Profits as Estate Beneficiaries
Wills, Estates + Trusts Seminar
Join Field Law’s Wills, Estates + Trusts Group and your colleagues from the non-profit sector for a complimentary lunchtime seminar. This seminar is designed to assist charities and non-profit organizations and their staff with an understanding o...
August 2017
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018
25 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
25 Lawyers from Field Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 Field Law is pleased to announce that 25 lawyers have been included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Three of these lawyers are new additions a...
April 2016
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives
December 2015
Three Ways to Divide the Family Business Pie
April 2015
Duties of Attorneys and Agents
April 2015
Duties of Attorneys and Agents
December 2013
Drafting Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives: The Basics and Beyond
December 2013
Drafting Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives: The Basics and Beyond
June 2013
Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trusts: Estate Planning Beyond a Will
February 2013
Validation and Rectification under the Wills and Succession Act
December 2012
Controversial Legislative Amendments on Ice
February 2012
New Claims under the Wills and Succession Act: A Roadmap
February 2012
Legislation Alert: The New Wills and Succession Act
January 2012
Drafting Considerations Under the Wills and Succession Act
November 2011
New Claims Under the Wills and Succession Act
November 2011
New Claims Under the Wills and Succession Act

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Personal
  • Wills, Estates + Trusts
  • Estate / Trust Litigation + Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8571  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
Law School Attended:
McGill University, Bachelor of Laws, with Distinction, 2001; McGill University, Bachelor of Civil Law, with Distinction, 2001
Year of First admission:
2002
Admission:
2002, Ontario; 2007, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Wills and Trusts Section (South)
Executive Member
2010 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Elder Law Section (South)
Member
2007 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Charities Law Section (South)
Member
2007 - Present
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Member
2010-Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Charities Law Section (South)
Executive Member
2009 - 2012
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Elder Law Section (South)
Co-Chair
2010 - 2011
Ontario Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Young Lawyers Division
Member
2006-2007

Languages:
French
ISLN:
917056985

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