Lucy Yao

Summer Student


Lucy is a returning 2L summer student at BLG’s Toronto office for the 2021 summer term. She is part of the business group and focusing on tax law.

Lucy is also a CPA, CA. Before law school, Lucy was a tax manager at KPMG, where she focused on private company tax planning, trusts and estates planning, and mentoring junior staff. At the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Lucy is a co-chair for U of T’s Tax Law Society. She coordinates events to help students learn more about tax law and connect with tax lawyers.

Lucy chose to work at BLG after meeting many friendly and caring BLG lawyers express their excitement about the learning opportunities available at the firm in a broad range of practice areas.

Lucy is an avid rock climber and former varsity tennis player. Lucy also enjoys playing board games (particularly Stonemaier Games), cooking, and reading humorous and satirical fiction. Her current favourite author is Fredrik Backman.


  • JD, University of Toronto, 2022
  • Completed Parts I, II, and III of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course, July 2019
  • Master of accounting, University of Waterloo, 2016
  • Bachelor of accounting and financial management, University of Waterloo, 2015