Tamara Wong

Tamara G. Wong  

Partner

Executive Summary

Tamara practises in the areas of corporate commercial law, wills and estate planning, trusts and wealth management. She assists clients with business succession planning and wills and estates planning, as well as the implementation of the corporate and commercial aspects of such planning, and advises clients on matters related to the administration of an estate, including applications for grants of probate and grants of administration.

She also has experience in a variety of corporate transactions, including corporate reorganizations and share and asset purchase and sale transactions. As well, she advises not-for-profit organizations and charities regarding corporate and governance issues. Tamara has completed the Part I and Part II Group Studies of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Course.

Before joining BLG as an articling student, Tamara completed the National Committee on Accreditation requirements at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007.

Representative Work

  • Advises and implements corporate reorganizations of closely held Canadian companies.
  • Advises on tax-planned Wills for high-net-worth individuals involving complex tax, estate, and family situations.
  • Advises on incapacity planning, including Representation Agreements and Enduring Powers of Attorneys.
  • Advises and establishes inter vivos and testamentary trusts.
  • Represented purchasers and sellers in connection with share and asset sale transactions.
  • Advises charities and not-for-profit organizations regarding establishing legal entities, and obtaining and maintaining charitable registration.

Publications & Presentations

Tamara is a frequent blogger on the “BLG Not-for-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog”. This Blog is intended to be of value to anyone in Canada who has any involvement with Not-For-Profit Organizations or Charities.
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  • Author, "BC Societies — Prepare for the new BC Societies Act!," BLG Not-for-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog, December 2015.
  • Author, "New BC Societies Act," BLG Not-for-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog, November 2015.
  • Co-Author, "Important changes to the B.C. Societies Act," BLG Not-for-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog, September 2015.
  • Author, "Update on Proposed Changes to British Columbia's Society Act," BLG Not-for-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog, July 2015.
  • Presenter, "Probate - What It Is and How to Reduce Probate Fees," Independent Financial Brokers of Canada, BC Fall Summit, November 2014.
  • Presenter, "Update on the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (British Columbia) and Other Canadian Planning Issues," STEP - Seattle, September 25, 2014.
  • Presenter, “New Estate Planning Legislation: Changes You and Your Client Should Know About,” Independent Financial Brokers of Canada, BC Spring Summit, April 2014 (with Peter Glowacki).
  • Presenter, “Trusts: The Basics,” Independent Financial Brokers of Canada, BC Fall Summit, November 2013 (with Peter Glowacki).
  • Presenter, “Knowing Your Client’s Estate Plan – And How to Avoid Leaving a Mess,” Independent Financial Brokers of Canada, BC Fall Summit, November 2012 (with Scott Kerwin).
  • Speaker/Panellist, Wealth Management Conference, CFA Society Vancouver, October 2012.
  • Author, "Community Contribution Companies: A New Corporate Structure for Social Enterprise," BLG’s Not-For-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog, September 2012.
  • Presenter, “Beneficiary Designations: An Essential Estate Planning Tool,” Independent Financial Brokers of Canada, BC Spring Summit, June 2012 (with Scott Kerwin).
  • Author/Presenter, “Legislative Changes and Update Highlights: Power of Attorney Act and Wills, Estates and Succession Act,” Wealth Preservation and Succession for Family Enterprises CLE, April 2012.
  • Presenter, “British Columbia’s New Power of Attorney Act: 10 Things to Know,” Independent Financial Brokers of Canada, BC Fall Summit, November 2011 (with Scott Kerwin).
  • Author, “Charitable Trusts: Another Option to Establish a Charity,” BLG’s Not-For-Profit Law Update, Fall 2011.
  • Author, “Amendments to the Power of Attorney Act and Representation Agreement Act Effective September 1, 2011,” BLG’s Wealth Management Bulletin, September 2011 (with Gary Wilson and Noel Golden).
  • Author, “Compensation of Attorneys: Amendments to the Power of Attorney Act Effective September 1, 2011,” BLG’s Wealth Management Bulletin, September 2011 (with Gary Wilson and Noel Golden).
  • Author, “Amendments to the Power of Attorney Act: New Duties and Powers for Attorneys Effective September 1, 2011,” BLG’s Wealth Management Bulletin, September 2011 (with Gary Wilson and Noel Golden).
  • Co-Editor, BLG’s Asia Pacific Newsletter, 2011.