Leonard P. Bosschart

Partner and Tax, Wills & Estates Department Co-Chair
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Leonard Bosschart’s practice focuses in the areas of trusts and estates as well as charities and not-for-profit law.

As counsel to entrepreneurs, private companies, high net worth individuals and family offices, Leonard provides advice on tax planning, cross-border estate and tax planning, succession planning, and on wills and trusts. He also advises on post mortem planning, working with trustees on administration of estates as well as acting for beneficiaries on passings of accounts and other estate and trust matters. 

Many of Leonard’s clients are private or family business enterprises, and as a result he is well aware of the needs of the owner-entrepreneur and works closely with his clients to achieve their objectives. Leonard also advises clients on the establishment and administration of charities and not-for-profit corporations.

Leonard is a member of the Society of Estates and Trust Practitioners (STEP), and the Ontario Bar Association – Estates and Trusts and Charities sections.

He is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of trusts and estates including, co-presenting Complex Issues in Estate Planning: Mutual Wills and Domestic Contracts for Osgoode Law School’s Professional Development program.

Leonard is currently Co-Chair of Foglers’ Tax, Wills and Estates Department.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1992
Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1990
University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons), 1985


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Ontario Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

The Canadian Lexpert® Directory

Estate & Personal Tax Planning

The Best Lawyers™ in Canada

Trusts and Estates