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Ms. Diane Tsonos

Partner, Richter LLP

With her knowledge, dedication, extraordinary professionalism and people skills, Diane is an integral part of Richter. She is meticulous in her work, and gets annoyed by the sloppy use of language, hence her dislike of “and/or”, or using “etc.” at the end of a sentence.Diane has more than 25 years of tax and estate planning experience, with a particular focus on estate settlement and Canada-U.S. cross-border taxation.Diane is a leader advisor on Estate matters within the Tax division. Her expertise includes developing comprehensive estate plans for business families and providing strategic advice to trustees and estate liquidators and executors to ensure the successful transfer of property to beneficiaries from a multidisciplinary perspective. She is also actively involved in settling disputes with government revenue departments.Diane speaks and lectures frequently on tax and estate topics for organizations such as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) the Canadian Bar Association and the Association de planification fiscaleet financière. Her most recent conferences have covered topics such as taxation on death, estate clearance certificates and post-mortem planning. She is also regularly called upon by the media to comment on tax and business issues, and when she does so, always manages to break down complex issues into manageable pieces.