Member of the Ontario Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers Association
Law Society of Upper Canada (Former elected Bencher)
Estate Planning Council of Toronto (Former President)
Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
(Former Central Canada Chair)
The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Past Member and Past Chair of the Executive of
The Trust and Estates Section of the Ontario Bar Association
Education and Year of Call
Member of the Ontario Bar
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A., Trinity College, University of Toronto
Current Appointments And Achievements
Order of Ontario, Admitted to membership, 2009.
Queen’s Counsel, Appointed, 1983.
Received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012.
Received Gold Key Award from Osgoode Hall Law School, 2007.
Received President’s Award from Women’s Law Association of Ontario, June 2005.
First Recipient of Distinguished Old Girl’s Award from the Bishop Strachan School, 2002.
Received Award for Distinguished Service from the Canadian Bar Association, 1999.
About Mary Louise
Mary Louise’s practice is focused on Will and Trust Planning, Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care, Estate Administration, Personal Tax Planning, Family Business Planning, the creation and maintenance of Corporation and Charities.
Mary Louise is a former elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a former member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Mary Louise is the co-author of Ontario Estate Practice and The Wills Book.
Mary Louise has lectured for many organizations including the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Will and Trust Planning, Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care, Estate Administration, Family Business Planning, Estate Freezing, Personal Tax Planning, the creation and maintenance of corporations, Charities, Advising Trustees and other Fiduciaries