520 3rd Ave SW, Suite 1900, Centennial Place, East Tower, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1986 (SK); 1990 (ON); 1991 (AB)
Practises primarily in the areas of tax, trust, and estate planning matters. Advises private clients, closely held corporations, and charitable foundations. Director and trustee of private client interests. Ruth was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2020 and also holds the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ TEP, the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA), the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and the Institute of Corporate Directors’ ICDD designations. She is recognized in Lexpert® as a leading Calgary practitioner in Estate & Tax Planning, in Best Lawyers in Canada for tax law and trusts and estates, and in Chambers High Net Worth guide for private wealth law. Ruth is currently Chair of the Calgary branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and serves as a director on the STEP Canada board. She has been a frequent speaker to professional and community groups. Recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year (Calgary, Trusts, and Estates). Called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1986, Ontario Bar in 1990, and Alberta Bar in 1991.