A partner of the law firm, Fasken Martineau, Elena Hoffstein’s work focuses primarily on personal tax and estate planning; family business succession planning; wills and trusts; corporate reorganizations; marriage contracts; and charities/not-for-profit law. Elena also represents clients in both contentious and non-contentious estate litigation matters including will challenges, mental capacity matters, applications for advice and direction of the court and passing of fiduciary accounts.
Elena has been ranked by Lexpert as one of the most frequently recommended Toronto private client and charity law practitioners and as one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada. In 2006, she received the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates in recognition of her leadership and contribution to estates and trusts law. Elena is also a recipient of Lexpert’s prestigious Zenith award for business law and business of law.
Elena articled with Fasken Martineau in 1978-79, returned in 1980 after being called to the Bar, and became a partner in 1986. She is Director of the Toronto office’s Wealth Management and Charities practice group.