Mr Brian Cohen

Membership category: Full Member i

'TEP' status denotes full membership of STEP and is the top level of STEP membership. TEPs are fully qualified practitioners with proven qualifications and experience. They can use the letters 'TEP' after their name. TEPs must adhere to STEP's Code of Professional Conduct.

1 First Canadian Place,
100 King Street West,
Suite 1600
M5X 1G5

Telephone: +1 416 862 5715
Practice Areas: Charity formation/administration, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Dispute resolution, Elderly and vulnerable clients, Estate planning/administration, Family business, Family office, Philanthropy, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate
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Barrister / Estate Planner / Lawyer/Solicitor/Attorney / Tax Advisor / Notary / Wealth Management / Will Writer
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
STEP Toronto
STEP Canada Nominations and Human Resources Committee

Brian Cohen a partner with Gowling WLG's  Trust, Estates and Wealth Preservation practice. Focusing his practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts and personal taxation, Brian advises high net worth individuals on succession planning alternatives. A portion of his practice also involves advising donors, charitable organizations, public and private foundations, and not-for-profit organizations regarding tax implications of formation, registration, governance and planned giving strategies. In addition, Brian frequently advises on estate litigation matters, including acting for the estate trustee in Re John Frederick Mitchell Estate and as counsel for the Children's Lawyer in Re Kaptyn Estate.

Brian has presented for the STEP Annual Conference and continuing education sessions, the Ontario Bar Association, ILCO, Federated Press and the Canadian Private Family Office Invitational. Brian is also contributing editor of Federated Press' Personal Tax and Estate Planning Journal and has prepared papers for the Law Society of Upper Canada's Estates and Trusts Forum as well as the Registered Deposit Broker Association Newsletters.

Brian is also the current Past-Chair of the Toronto Branch of STEP, a current member of the STEP Canada Board of Directors and co-chair of National Conference.

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