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Sara Beheshti

Overview

Sara Beheshti is an associate lawyer. Her practice involves estate planning, estate administration, estate dispute resolution and real estate matters arising in the trust and estate context. Sara’s estate planning practice includes will and trust planning, incapacity planning and estate administration. Sara also advises executors, beneficiaries and trustees on estate and trust administration.

Sara is frequently retained by lawyers, financial institutions, executors and individuals to act on real estate issues arising in estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation matters. Sara also has broad experience in real estate transactions and estate conveyancing matters. She also provides title opinions and advice on claims affecting title, fraud prevention and the registration of title transfers, cautions, court orders and certificates of pending litigation.

Prior to joining O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers, Sara managed her own law practice with a focus on estate planning, estate administration and real estate law. Sara articled at RBC Insurance and was called to the bar in 2008. Sara has a J.D. and a B.A.(With Distinction) in French Literature from the University of Toronto (Trinity College), and a Diplôme d’Etudes de Civilisation Française from the Sorbonne in Paris.

Sara has been a member of the OBA Trusts and Estates Section Executive since 2014 and chairs the Outreach Committee. She is Vice-Chair of the OBA Real Property Section Executive and has been a member-at-large since 2013. She is also a member of the Toronto Estates Solicitors & Litigators Association (TESLA).

Awards and Accolades

Professional Activities

Sara has been a member-at-large of the OBA Trusts and Estates Section Executive since 2014 and chairs the Outreach Committee.

Sara is Vice-Chair of the OBA Real Property Section Executive and has been a member-at-large since 2013.

Sara is also a member of the Toronto Estates Solicitors & Litigators Association (TESLA).

Presentations and Publications

Upcoming

Canada-U.S. Cross Border Estate Planning Issues, June 7th 2017 at National Bank Toronto

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Past Presentations & Articles

Succession Planning Considerations for Family Cottages and Other Types of Recreational Properties, Law Society of Upper Canada Program Recreational Property Transactions (May 2017)

Ontario Bar Association seminar: Dealing with Real Property in Trusts and Estates Contexts, Toronto (April 2017), Program Co-Chair Jane Martin

Acting for the Elderly Client – Key Considerations in Transfers, Loans and Mortgages, Ontario Bar Association (March 2017), Co-speaker with Raymond G. Leclair of LAWPRO

A Residential Tenancies Act Primer for Estate Lawyers (April 2017), Co-author with Matthew Furrow, published in Deadbeat Newsletter for the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association https://www.oba.org/Sections/Trusts-and-Estates-Law/Articles/Articles-2017/April-2017/A-Residential-Tenancies-Act-Primer-for-Estate-Lawy

Disputes Involving Land: Advanced Techniques for Real Estate Lawyers and Litigators, Ontario Bar Association (April 2016), Speaker "Cautions and Other Pre-Judgment Remedies"

Spouses and Real Estate: Need-To-Know Principles for Family and Real Estate Lawyers, (February 2016), Program Co-Chair

Quirky Conveyancing – Tools for the Modern Real Estate Lawyer, OBA Institute (February 2016), Program Co-Chair

Key Developments in Estates & Trusts Law 2014-2015 Edition, Canada Law Book (July 2015) Chapter on trustee indemnification, Co-author with John O’Sullivan "Trustee Indemnification in Estate Litigation"

Sawdon Estate v. Sawdon and Trustee Indemnification in Estate Litigation (June 2015) Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal (ETPJ), Volume 34-4, Co-author with John O’Sullivan; Joint paper presented by John O’Sullivan and Albert Oosterhoff at OBA Institute (February 2015)

Ontario Bar Association program on Status Certificates (April 2015), Program Co-Chair; "Limiting the Lawyers Retainer"

Disasters in Real Estate Practice: Tools and Strategies for Effectively Managing the Unexpected, OBA Institute (February 2015), Program Co-Chair

Handling Disputes in Condominium Living - Rules, Pet Restrictions and Other Controversies (February 2015), Program Co-Chair

Scary Issues for the Real Estate Practitioner, Ontario Bar Association (October 2013), Speaker

Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
416-363-7501
Fax:
416-363-9570
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Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate Matters arising in the trust and estate context

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2008

Education

  • J.D & B.A. (With Distinction) in French Literature, University of Toronto (Trinity College)
  • Diplôme d’Etudes de Civilisation Française, Sorbonne in Paris