40 King St W, Suite 5800, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1980 (ON)
Elena Hoffstein’s practice is focused in all areas of estate planning and family business succession planning, corporate reorganizations and both pre- and post-mortem planning. She advises on cross-border and international matters, wills, trusts and marriage contracts. Elena is a leader in charity law advising both charities and donors on legislative, tax and regulatory matters and on tax-effective charitable gifting. Elena ensures that multi-jurisdictional property and family business interests are protected. Representing clients in both contentious and non-contentious estate litigation matters, Elena assists with will challenges, mental capacity matters, applications for advice and direction of the court and the passing of fiduciary accounts. Elena has published extensively and is a frequent speaker at the Canadian Tax Foundation, Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners conferences, the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Association of Gift Planners. Elena received the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates. Elena has the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation.