Farha Salim
Farha Salim
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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 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.”

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
Listed Trusts and Estates
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2015 - 2018
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
Edmunds Estate, 2017 ABQB 754
Lindsay Estate (Re), 2017 ABQB 452
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
Education
McGill University, 2001, Bachelor of Laws With Distinction
McGill University, 2001, Bachelor of Civil Law With Distinction
Admissions
Ontario,2002
Alberta,2007
Languages
French