Western Law

Parachin, Adam

Adam Parachin joined the Faculty of Law in 2004. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, he was an associate in the estate planning department of Fasken Martineau LLP. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Toronto where his graduate thesis examined the legal definition of charity. His research interests relate to the private law and income tax treatment of wealth succession through wills, trusts and inter vivos gifts. He is especially interested in the way the law treats voluntary wealth transfers in support of philanthropic and charitable works. His recent publications include articles on the meaning of charitable “gift” under income tax law and the use of tax expenditure analysis by courts in cases dealing with the legal meaning of charity. His current research relates to the extent which human rights jurisprudence should inform “public benefit” analysis in charity law.

Curriculum vitae


Teaching In 2013-2014

Course Term Credits
Appellate Advocacy Competition: Wilson Moot 5715C 006 January 4
Property 5140 002 Fall, Spring 5
Trusts 5230A 001 Fall 4

Email: aparachi@uwo.ca
Phone: 519 661-2111, ext. 81445
Office: LB 115