Farha Salim
Farha Salim
Executive Committee Member
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Farha Salim is a member of the firm’s Wills, Estates + 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 18 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 Law in 2010, Farha practiced at a national firm in Toronto. 

Farha currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, is past Chair of the firm’s Wills, Estates + Trusts practice group and is past Chair of each of the Wills and Trusts, Charities and Elder Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta South).

Farha is a member of the Society of Estates and Trusts Practitioners. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada and is a Lexpert-ranked lawyer 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.”

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Wills and Trusts Section (South)
Executive Member
2010 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Elder Law Section (South)
2007 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Charities Law Section (South)
2007 - Present
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Charities Law Section (South)
Executive Member
2009 - 2012
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Elder Law Section (South)
2010 - 2011
Ontario Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Young Lawyers Division
Listed Trusts and Estates
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2015 - 2021
"Repeatedly Recommended" Estate & Personal Tax Planning, Estate & Tax Planning
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
2018 - 2020
The Calgary Foundation
Member, Grants Advisory Committee
2014 - 2018
SAIT Legal Assistants Program
Member, Advisory Committee
2009 - 2011
Dress Your Best (Toronto)
Board Member
2004 - 2006
Hood v South Calgary Community Church, 2019 ABCA 34
Rodehutskors Estate (Re), 2018 ABQB 562
Edmunds Estate, 2017 ABQB 754
Lindsay Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 452
April 2020
Ontario Court to Consider Whether a Will can be Witnessed Online
Globe and Mail
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...
August 24, 2015
Field Law Recognized by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers and Lexpert Rankings
Regional firm earns inclusion in Chambers Canada directory
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, is pleased to announce their recent inclusion in  the following national rankings:  Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada© and The Canadian Legal Lexpert...
June 2013
Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trusts: Estate Planning Beyond a Will
For many, estate planning begins and ends with the preparation and execution of a legally valid Will. Certainly, a valid Will, together with an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Personal Directive, allows an individual to dispose of their property ...
December 2012
Controversial Legislative Amendments on Ice
On February 1, 2012, the new Wills and Succession Act (“WSA”) came into force, consolidating succession legislation in Alberta. The legislation – as originally unveiled ­ included significant amendments to portions of the Mat...
February 2012
Legislation Alert: The New Wills and Succession Act
The Wills and Succession Act (“WSA”) came into force in Alberta on February 1, 2012. The WSA repeals and replaces significant portions of the legislation that governed wills and succession in Alberta. Some of the changes...
McGill University, 2001, Bachelor of Laws With Distinction
McGill University, 2001, Bachelor of Civil Law With Distinction