Helen Ferrigan is the firmís Director of Knowledge Management, a member of the Estate Litigation Group and a member of the Privacy Law Group.
Helenís practice involves resolving disputes and advising clients in the context of tax, commercial and estate matters, including assisting and advising clients in tax disputes with federal and provincial authorities and before the Tax Court of Canada, and advising on a range of tax matters including employment taxes and benefits, charitable status, director and officer liability, creditor and debtor remedies, priority disputes on insolvency and transactional and estate taxation issues. Helen also conducts legal research in all of the firmís practice areas and assists in the preparation of litigation and transactional submissions and documents.
Helen previously practiced law with a focus on corporate taxation and tax dispute resolution. Helenís practical legal background has allowed her to acquire advanced research and drafting skills, as well as extensive experience in preparing detailed research memoranda, legal opinions and written advocacy and in providing general research advice.
Helen is responsible for developing strategies and initiatives that facilitate knowledge capture, organization and sharing, such as the firmís precedent system and research bank for cost-effective and efficient delivery of client services. Helen also leads the firmís Articling Student committee and supervises the work of the current articling and summer law students.
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto (1988)
LL.B., Queenís University (2004)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2005
- Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: The Clock is Ticking...(May 2013)
- Estate Dispute Shows that Leaving an Unclear Will Can Have Serious Legal and Personal Consequences for Family Members and Estate Trustees (February 2013)
- Employee Benefits: Taxable, or Not? (September 2012)
- Trusts and Tax Audits: Look Out - Here They Come! (August 2012)
- Executors Beware: Important Changes to the Administration of Ontario Probate Tax are Coming (January 2012)
- Ontario's Top Court Recognizes the Tort of Invasion of Privacy (February 2012)
- Directors: Dont Get Left on the Hook! (April 2012)