Birute Luksenaite

Overview

Birute is an associate lawyer with the firm. Her practice includes tax, estate and incapacity planning, estate administration and estate dispute resolution. Birute has extensive experience in personal and corporate taxation law and financial planning. She completed her articles at the Tax Court of Canada and subsequently practised at a national Canadian law firm and a "Big Four" accounting firm in Toronto and New York and worked at a major Canadian bank. Birute is completing the Diploma Program of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She also serves on the Executive Committees of Ontario Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section and Tax Section. Birute received a Province of Ontario recognition for volunteering for 15 years with a Lithuanian charitable organization. Birute also speaks Lithuanian and Russian.

Presentations and Publications

Co-author, "Gifts and loans to adult children: What you need to know", The Lawyer's Daily, March 29, 2018

Co-author, Practical Insight - Transfer Pricing, Thomson Reuters, 2018.

"Risk of $8,000 Penalty Or Disallowance of Tax Exemption If Disposition of Principal Residence Not Reported", Taxes and Wealth Management, Thomson Reuters, April 2017.

Co-editor, Business Laws of Canada, Thomson Reuters, 2016.

"Tax Reassessment Limitation Period Is Actually 8 Years For Some Taxpayers: An Aide-Mémoire", Taxes and Wealth Management, Thomson Reuters, January 2016.

Co-editor and Contributor, Jennifer Babe, Sale of a Business, LexisNexis; 11th edition 2016.

Co-editor, Ronald E. Dimock, Intellectual Property Disputes, Resolutions and Remedies, Thomson Reuters, 2016.

Co-author, "Canada Tempers Foreign Enthusiasm for Real Estate", Global Tax Weekly, Wolters Kluwer, 2016.

Professional Activities

  • Ontario Bar Association, Executive Committee of Trusts and Estates Section and Executive Committee of Tax Section
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
416-363-7501
Fax:
416-363-9570
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Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2011

Education

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Diploma Program candidate
  • Canadian Bar Association, Tax Law for Lawyers Course
  • The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Queen’s University, Faculty of Law
    • J.D.
  • University of Toronto
    • M.A.
    • B.A. (Hons.)