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Heela Donsky Walker B.A., J.D., TEP

Heela is an Associate in our Tax group where she advises clients on all aspects of taxation and estates law, with a focus on Canada-US cross-border issues. She is known for her ability to craft solutions that ensure efficiency and compliance on both sides of the border.

Prior to joining Robins Appleby LLP, Heela worked as an associate in the charities and wealth management group in the Toronto office of a national firm. She then spent five years at a boutique law firm, where she focused on the complex and unique interactions between the Canadian and US tax systems, including specialized estate planning for Canadians with US property and Americans living in Canada. Heela holds a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario School of Law, and is currently working on obtaining the Canadian Institute of Charted Accountants (CICA) In-Depth Tax Course certification for Level II.

Outside of her law practice, Heela was a former professional singer and climbed one of the seven summits: Mount Kilimanjaro in East Africa. Her hobbies include going to concerts, cooking and travel adventures.


  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Past Director of Sponsorship, Young Women in Law
  • Co-Founder of the Junior Trusts and Estates Practitioners Group (JTEP)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

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  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) In-Depth Tax Course, Level II – 2016 – Present
  • CSI Global Education Inc., Canadian Securities Course, 2013
  • University of Western Ontario School of Law, 2009, J.D.
  • York University, 2006, B.A.
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