David A. Steele
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Practises in the area of domestic and international family trusts, estate planning, estate administration, charities and business trusts. Regularly advises domestic and international financial institutions and others acting as trustees and custodians. Ranked as a leading Canadian lawyer in private client law by Practical Law Company's PLC Which Lawyer? Private Client 2009/2010, as a leading lawyer in estates and trusts law by Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006–2012, and as a leading lawyer in private wealth advisory by Citywealth (UK) 2009–2010. Adjunct Professor in trusts law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University from 1991 to 2005; director of the LLM program in trusts at Osgoode Hall Law School from 2002 to present. Has published numerous articles on trust law issues, including in the areas of business trusts and the rights of beneficiaries to information. Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Ontario Bar, 1993. New York Bar, 1993. LLM, 1991, Cornell University. LLB, 1990, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. BA (Honours), 1987, McGill University.