About Lori


Lori Bokenfohr is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the New York State Bar Association, and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation from Osgoode Hall, York University.

Lori was previously an associate at White & Case LLP, a global law firm based in New York, and in the tax group of Ernst & Young LLP.  In her current practise, she assists entrepreneurs with business structuring, reorganization, and asset and share transactions. She also works with private enterprises and families to implement business and estate succession strategies, and long-term wealth management plans.

Lori lectures regularly on tax and business matters before various groups such as the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the University of Calgary (Faculty of Law), and accounting organizations. Outside of her practice, Lori is a member of the Government of Alberta Provincial Audit Committee and a past member of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Alberta. She also helped develop and launch the student Tax Court Assistance Project at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary.


  • Master of Laws, Taxation - 2014 – Osgoode Hall, York University

  • Bachelor of Laws – 1997 – University of Calgary

  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Alberta

  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course Levels 1, 2, and Corporate Reorganizations


  • Law Society of Alberta

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

  • STEP Canada Tax Technical Committee

  • Canadian Tax Foundation




  • Taxation of Private Corporations: Existing Structures, Common Questions, Practical Strategies and Solutions (STEP), 2018

  • Tax Issues in Business Disputes- Helping Your Client Achieve a Better After-Tax Result - Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), 2018

  • Private Corporation Shares: Post Mortem and other Planning Strategies - Entrepreneurial Chartered Professional Accountants (ECPA), 2018

  • Tax Planning and Drafting Best Practices in Unanimous Shareholder Agreements - Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), 2016

  • Business Structures, Reorganizations and Succession - Traditional Planning and Current Trends - 32nd Annual CPA Small Practitioners' Forum, 2015

  • Legal and Tax Planning Strategies Through the Life Cycle of a Business - Advocis (Calgary chapter), 2015

  • Rectification and Rescission of Tax Mistakes - Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA), 2015

  • Trusts and Asset Protection - Canadian Bar Association - Wills and Trusts section, 2015

  • Business Structures For Family Farms: Ongoing Operations, Transfers, Asset Protection, and Estate Planning - Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), 2014

  • Tax and Valuation Issues in Family Law - Canadian Bar Association - Family Law section, 2014

  • Unanimous Shareholder Agreements and Tax Planning - Entrepreneurial Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ECA), 2013

  • Personal Services Businesses under the Income Tax Act: Issues and Planning - Certified Management Accountants Association of Alberta, 2012


  • Government of Alberta Audit Committee - Member

  • Legal Aid Alberta Foundation - Director

  • Tax Court Assistance Program at the Faculty of Law - Program Launch and Mentor Lawyer