Tamara G. Wong

Partner

Vancouver
TaWong@blg.com
604.632.3478

Tamara assists clients with business succession planning, corporate matters, wills, estate and trust planning, estate administration, and not-for-profit and charity matters.

Within her robust practice, she has a broad range of expertise in various corporate transactions, including experience in administrative and governance issues commonly faced by not-for-profit organizations.

Tamara has completed the part I and part II (group study) of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ in-depth tax course.

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

Experience

  • 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 estate administration, including applications for grants of probate and grants of administration.
  • Advises on incapacity planning, including representation agreements and enduring powers of attorney.
  • Advises and establishes inter vivos and testamentary trusts.
  • Represents purchasers and sellers in connection with share and asset sale transactions.
  • Advises charities and not-for-profit organizations regarding establishment, governance and obtaining and maintaining charitable registration.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Adjunct professor (close corporations), Law Faculty of the University of British Columbia, 2015-2018
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (wills & trusts)

Community Involvement

  • Director, Covenant House Vancouver
  • Co-Chair, Board Development Committee, Vantage Point Society
  • Director, Vantage Point Society
  • Planning Committee Member, “All About Minerva,” The Minerva Foundation for BC Women, 2010-11

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2008
  • MPhil, University of Cambridge, 2005
  • LLB (Hons.), University of Manchester, 2003