Mary Wahbi, partner with the Toronto firm Fogler Rubinoff LLP, focuses on corporate/commercial law and trusts and estates law.
Ms. Wahbi obtained her Juris Doctor degree from York’s Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.
Ms. Wahbi went on to earn her Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Certificate from the Faculty of Law at University of Windsor in 2000.
Her corporate/commercial practice focuses on business acquisitions, dispositions, and financing, business relationships including partnership, shareholder, and executive employment agreements, corporate re-organizations including tax-related transactions, and general business and commercial agreements.
In her estates and trusts practice, Ms. Wahbi focuses on estate planning including business succession, estate freezes and the creation of trusts, the preparation of wills, insurance directions and trusts, powers of attorney for property and personal care, medical directives, and administration of the estate of deceased persons.
She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a past instructor in Estate Planning at the Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Ontario.
Ms. Wahbi is a frequent speaker with the Ontario Bar Association and is a former chair of the association’s Statutory Review Committee.
In addition to her legal work, Ms. Wahbi acts as a mentor in the Ontario Bar Association’s Mentorship Program and volunteers as a supervising lawyer at Pro Bono Student Canada’s Wills Clinic, providing estate planning legal services to low-income clients.
She is also a volunteer lawyer at the Wellspring Pro Bono Wills/Powers of Attorney Clinic, which provides estate planning legal services to cancer patients, and is co-founder of Smart Choices, a women’s information exchange and networking group.