Elisabeth V. Atsaidis


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1994
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar: 1995
Admitted to the Quebec Bar: 1990

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  • Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP)
*Practising as a professional corporation
  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Elisabeth gives her clients peace of mind by providing highly-detailed tax and estate planning advice. She is meticulous in her preparation and is driven by seeing matters through to successful completion.

Elisabeth is a member of the firm’s Tax Group. Her practice focuses on providing general tax advice with a particular emphasis on personal tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, private corporate reorganizations, purchase and sale transactions and equity-based compensation plans, such as stock option plans, phantom plans and employee benefit plans.

Elisabeth also has extensive expertise in dealing with such issues as the taxation of domestic and offshore trusts, cross-border personal tax and estate planning, immigration and departure planning.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Estate & Personal Tax Planning

Professional Involvement


  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Canada (STEP Canada)

Selected Publications

"Voting Shares – Premium for Control on Estate Freeze?," Taxline, March 2009.

"Residence Trust: Tips and Traps," Taxline, March 2009.

"Timing is Everything in Tax Decision," The Bottom Line, Mid-May 2008.

"Control in Fact: Ignoring the Shareholders' Agreement," November 2006.

"Facts Outweigh Shareholders' Agreement," The Bottom Line, November 2006.

A Practical Guide to Ontario Estate Administration, Fifth Edition, Thomson Carswell, 2006.

"Trusts: Capital Distributions by a Testamentary Trust to a Non-resident Beneficiary," Goodman on Estate Planning, Volume XII, No. 1, 2003.

"The Scope of Fiction," Canadian Tax Highlights, Volume 10, Number 11, November 22, 2002.

"North of the 49th Parallel: Taxation of U.S. Employees and Independent Contractors Performing Services in Canada," Corporate Counsel, October 2002.

"Corporate Reorganizations: New Exempt Distribution Rules and Tax Practitioners," Business Vehicles, Volume VIII, No. 2, 2002.


  • Tax Court of Canada Clerkship, 1994
  • LLB, Dalhousie University, 1993
  • BCL, Laval University, 1989
  • BA, Queen's University, 1986