Farha Salim
Farha Salim
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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 nearly 20 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.

Farha has been recognized in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada under the Trusts and Estates category for over six years and was recently named “Lawyer of the Year – Calgary” for 2022 for the same category. Farha was also ranked in Chambers High Net Worth – Private Wealth Law category and is a Lexpert-ranked lawyer in the field of Trusts and Estates. Farha believes in approachability to conduct a sincere and transparent practice.

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 - 2022
Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2022
"Recognised Practitioner" Private Wealth Law
Chambers High Net Worth Guide
2020-2021
"Repeatedly Recommended" Estate & Personal Tax Planning, Estate & Tax Planning
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
2018 - 2021
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
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

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