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About Me

Lisa Handfield is a lawyer practicing in Calgary, Alberta, in association with Calgary Family Law Associates.

Lisa is best described as a knowledgeable professional who really, really likes to win – basically the Sherlock Holmes of problem solving (she is all about the facts and the law) – wrapped up in a witty style! Lisa’s professional accounting designation is an asset for clients as she knows her numbers.

Lisa is a trusted advisor to many high-net worth clients. Lisa is both a Lawyer and a Chartered Professional Accountant who is uniquely qualified to work on a wide range of legal issues. Lisa is also fully qualified to practice law in British Columbia and does extensive estate planning and real estate work for clients in British Columbia and Albertan’ s with B.C. properties. In addition, she holds a Master of Law degree in Taxation Law as well as a specialized designation as a Trust and Estate Practitioner.

Lisa has a general practice which focuses primarily on family Law, corporate law (including buying and selling a business), corporate/commercial litigation, wills and estates, estate planning, trust law, probates, estate litigation, tax law (including GST), tax dispute resolution, tax litigation and real estate.

Lisa has over 10 years of experience, including working for top-rated law firms, the Canada Revenue Agency’s Appeals division, and in-house for a large corporation. Lisa also clerked at the Tax Court of Canada in Ottawa.

Lisa enjoys working with individuals to assist them solve their problems quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively! Lisa has appeared as Counsel before the Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, Tax Court of Canada and Federal Court of Canada. Additionally, Lisa has represented clients before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Alberta Human Rights Commission. Lisa was also instrumental in assisting in a Federal Court of Appeal case and in the preparation of the CBA/CPA submissions to the Department of Finance on proposed testamentary trust legislation changes. In other words, Lisa strikes the right balance between advocacy and proposing creative constructive Settlement Solutions.

When taking a break from problem solving, Lisa enjoys spending time with her two young daughters and the family’s dogs.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate/commercial Litigation
  • Estate Planning (Wills & Estates)
  • Probates
  • Estate Litigation
  • Taxation (including GST)
  • Tax Dispute Resolution
  • Tax Litigation
  • Real Estate

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of Alberta
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada


  • Bachelor of Commerce (distinction), University of Northern British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Calgary
  • Master of Laws (Tax), York University
  • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP)
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