Catherine articled with a boutique oil & gas law firm in Calgary in 2004 and clerked at the Tax Court of Canada in Ottawa in 2005. Prior to joining Dunphy Best Blocksom in September 2015, Catherine spent the next several years working with various well-known national and Calgary-based law firms in their taxation and wills & estates groups. Catherine works with individuals, families and business owners on tax and estate planning matters, and provides them practical, cost-effective solutions that meet their needs and helps them achieve their goals.
Catherine received her law degree from the University of Alberta in 2004. Catherine enjoys biking with her husband and toddler, and can also be found running in and around Calgary pursuing half-marathons and marathons.Download bio here (PDF) >>
- Wills & Estates
- Corporate Commercial
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
- Member, Calgary Bar Association
Gerrits, C. Wills and estates discussion panel. Women & Abundance Series – ACE. November 2019.
Gerrits, C. A potpourri of estate, trust and tax issues for advisors. Mawer Investment Management. October 2019.
Gerrits, C. Family law and estate law: the impact of separation/divorce on estate planning. Palisade Capital Management. October 2019.
Gerrits. C. Trusts: preparing your future as envisioned. Palisade Capital Management. June 2019.
Gerrits, C. The Corporate Divorce. 52nd Annual Refresher – Legal Education Society of Alberta. May 2019.
Gerrits, C. Planning for death and incapacity: family law considerations for the wills and estates practitioner. Legal Education Society of Alberta. March 2019.
Gerrits, C . Tips & traps on corporate restructuring for family law practitioners. Matkovic Allan LLP. October 2018.
Gerrits, C. Tax issues in family law files. Widdowson Katchur Otswald Menzies LLP. June 2016.
Gerrits, C. Use of trusts in estate planning. Rothenberg Management. September 2015.
Gerrits, C. Estate planning outside the will. Richardson GMP Private Client Group. April 8, 2015.
Gerrits, C. Tax planning for disabled family members. PLAN Calgary. March 10, 2015.
Gerrits, C. “Attorneyship & estate planning”. Dealing with disability workshop. Farris Wealth Management Group. June 12, 2014.
Gerrits, C. Estate freezes – reporting tips and traps. Certified General Accountants, Public Practitioners Group – Calgary Branch. November 12, 2012.
Gerrits, C. “What’s the purpose?” National tax conference workshop. Canadian Tax Foundation. November 22, 2009.
Chair Tax Law for Corporate Commercial Practitioners. Legal Education Society of Alberta. October 2019.
Chair and Presenter. “Taxing relationships: tax issues arising in family relationships”. Beyond Blended Families. Legal Education Society of Alberta. February 2019.
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