Elaine E. Reynolds, Q.C.

Elaine Reynolds was a founding principal of Legacy Tax and Trust Lawyers and is now Of Counsel. She practices in the areas of tax and estate planning. Having acquired a Masters of Law in U.S. Taxation and practiced law for five years in Los Angeles a large part of her practice is devoted to U.S.-Canada transactions including cross border gift, estate and generation skipping tax issues. Elaine regularly advises clients who are immigrating to or departing from the U.S. and Canada on the tax issues that affect them. Elaine is also frequently involved in the establishment of both domestic and U.S. trusts. As part of her estate planning practice she is involved in charitable issues including U.S./Canada cross border charity issues and the establishment of charitable foundations on both sides of the border.

Professional Appointments and Awards
  • Designated Queens Counsel, 2013
  • Recipient, 2013, BC CLE Leaders in Learning Award
  • Recipient, Association of Women in Finance 2008 PEAK Award for Knowledge and Leadership
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated (Preeminent)
  • Included, National Post Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Lexpert Most Frequently Recommended – Estate and Personal Tax Planning
  • State Chair for Western Canada, American College of Trust and Estate Council (2009 to 2013)
  • International Tax Committee, American College of Trust and Estate Council (2008 to 2017)
  • National Wills & Trusts Section, Canadian Bar Association (Past Chair 2000)
  • B.C. Wills & Trust Section, Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver Section Chair (1992-93)
  • British Columbia Law Society Audit Committee (1995-1998)
  • Treasurer, Gender Issues Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association (1994-1996)