Alison Oxtoby

Alison Oxtoby
Entrust Lawyers LLP
Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts

Alison Oxtoby, a partner with the British Columbia firm Entrust Lawyers LLP, focuses on wills, estates and trusts and on tax-driven reorganizations and other corporate matters.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in history from the University of Western Ontario in 1991, before earning her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 1996. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1997.

Ms. Oxtoby went on to complete the In-Depth Tax Course, Parts I, II and III from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2006.

She handles estate and incapacity planning, including wills, alter ego trusts, joint spousal trusts, family trusts, deeds of gift, powers of attorney, and health-care representation agreements.

Ms. Oxtoby also assists with estate administration, business succession planning, estate freezes and other tax-deferred transfers of property. She handles tax-driven reorganizations and other corporate matters, including transactional corporate/commercial matters, and incorporations.

Her clients include individuals, families, and public and private companies in sectors such as forestry, mining, construction, retail, transportation, and public utilities.

Ms. Oxtoby has lectured at both the University of Victoria and University of British Columbia law schools and has authored and presented papers for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Federated Press, and the Law Society’s Professional Legal Training Program.

In addition, she was a co-editor and contributing author of the “Annotated British Columbia Business Corporations Act,” published by Canada Law Book.

Ms. Oxtoby is co-chair of CBA’s Wills & Trusts Okanagan Section; and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation; the Legislation and Law Reform Committee of the CBA’s B.C. branch; the CBA’s Wills & Trusts, Taxation, Business, Commercial & Real Estate, and Elder Law Sections; the Kelowna Estate Planning Society; Kelowna Tax Discussion Group; Kelowna Bar Association; the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Vancouver Branch and Okanagan Chapter; and sits on the advisory committee of the Judicial Council of British Columbia.

Alison Oxtoby In The News
Don’t wait to discuss estate planning with aging loved ones

B.C. wills and estates lawyer  Alison Oxtoby  knows that the worst possible time to discuss estate planning with an aging parent is in the midst of a crisis. And she ... Read more

Where to look for a loved one's elusive will

B.C. wills and estates lawyer  Alison Oxtoby  isn’t sure why so many people feel the need to hide their wills. “People put wills in crazy places and they ... Read more

Family fight over remains a good lesson in estate planning

A case being played out this week in a New Brunswick courtroom is a good example of what can go wrong if one’s wishes aren’t made clear, says B.C. wills and estates ... Read more

Ontario court rules man born out of wedlock can't inherit from grandmother

A man who was born out of wedlock has been denied a share of his grandmother's estate after an Ontario court found the law at the time the woman's will was made excluded children ... Read more

Top 10 estate planning mistakes: Oxtoby

Don’t let indecision stall your estate planning goals, says B.C. wills and estates lawyer  Alison Oxtoby .  “There are often no right answers and no ... Read more

Aim for family harmony in estate planning: Oxtoby

B.C. wills and estates lawyer Alison Oxtoby knows most people cringe at the thought of their own death, but she says having an estate plan can bring peace of mind. While ... Read more

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