Specialties: Corporate Law, Tax Law, Tax Dispute Resolution, Trust & Estate Planning, Wills, Estate Litigation, Corporate Minute Books
Education: Masters of Law, Trust & Estate Practitioner, Chartered Professional Accountant
- York University, LL.M., Tax Law, 2011
- University of Calgary, LL.B., Law, 2009
- Chartered Professional Accountant, 2007
- University of Northern British Columbia, B.Comm., 2004
Lisa is best described as a knowledgeable professional who really, really likes to win – basically the Sherlock Holmes of problem solving (she is all about the facts and the law) – wrapped up in a witty style! Lisa is both a corporate lawyer and a Chartered Professional Accountant based in Calgary, Alberta. She holds a Masters of Law degree as well as a specialized designation as a Trust and Estate Practitioner. Lisa’s practice in association with Mainwood Legal focuses primarily on corporate law, wills and estates, trust law, estate planning, estate litigation, tax law (including GST) and tax dispute resolution.
Calgary’s Corporate Lawyer & Tax Law Specialist
Lisa has over 10 years of experience including working for the Canada Revenue Agency Appeals division, in-house for a large corporation, and working with high-net worth clients of a major bank. In her work as both a corporate lawyer and a Trust and Estate Practitioner, Lisa enjoys working with individuals and helping them solve their problems quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Her accounting designation as well as her experience with Canada Revenue Agency have made her our resident corporate and tax law specialist.
Lisa is an active member of the following associations:
- Canadian Bar Association (member)
- Canadian Tax Foundation (member)
- Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) – National Education Committee & member
- STEP Calgary Chapter Executive
When not at work, Lisa spends her time with her husband, young daughter and the family’s 3 dogs.
Relying on Incorrect CRA Information – Canadian Tax Foundation, 2013
Once is not Enough Objecting to transfer-Pricing Assessments – Canadian Tax Foundation, 2011
In the News:
Give cash to your heirs now, or later? Know the pitfalls – Globe & Mail, Oct 2017
Think twice, wealthy family, before cutting the black sheep out of your will – Globe & Mail, Sep 2017
I would like to thank Kayla Woods for quick response on the phone for my questions. Thanks very much Lisa Handfield for your great services.