Anna Alizadeh

Associate

Toronto
647.715.3509

Anna Alizadeh

Anna Alizadeh is an associate in the Wills, Trusts and Estates Practice Group at WeirFoulds.

Anna represents clients in court and mediation regarding a variety of complex estates, trusts, and capacity disputes, including guardianship matters, will challenge proceedings, passing of accounts, and dependant relief applications.

Prior to joining WeirFoulds, Anna practised at a boutique wills, trusts and estates firm. She articled at a full-service firm where she developed a strong background in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Anna also worked on estate litigation files and estate planning matters during her articling period and co-authored a chapter on Physician Assisted Dying for Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, 2015-2016 edition.

While in law school, Anna participated in an exchange program in Paris, France, where she obtained her Certificate in French and European Union Law. She was also an editor for the University of Ottawa Law Review and the Faculty of Law newspaper. Anna recently completed her Master of Laws in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution at Queen Mary, University of London, in Paris. While in Paris, Anna further gained valuable dispute resolution experience at a large international law firm.

Anna is a certified trust and estate practitioner (TEP). She currently sits on the Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee and volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario. She previously sat on the Board of Directors of Young Women in Law (2016-2019), and served as a member-at-large on the OBA Women Lawyers Forum (2018-2019).

  • Gerritse et al v The Hospital for Sick Children et al, 2017 CanLII 973 (ON SC)
  • Honourable Vincent Drouin CR Prize, University of Ottawa
  • Martin Mason Memorial Prize, University of Ottawa
Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2016)

Education
  • L.L.M., Queen Mary, University of London, 2020
  • T.E.P., Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, 2018
  • J.D., University of Ottawa, 2015
  • Certificate in French and European Union Law, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, 2014
  • B.Sc. (Honours), Major in Psychology and minor in Biology, York University, 2012
Affiliations
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Languages
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French (professional working proficiency)

Community Involvement

  • Committee Member, The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Ontario

Speaking Engagements

Program Chair, “On the Pathway to Power: Associates’ Roundtable”, OBA Women Lawyers Forum Program, Toronto, January 10, 2019

Publications:

  • Lucinda E Main & Anna Alizadeh, “Physician Assisted Dying: Is the Debate Over?” in Melanie A Yach, Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario (Canada Law Books: 2015-2016)

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