About Kathleen

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Areas of Practice

  • Income Tax Lawyer in Victoria, British Columbia
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Business Structures
  • Trusts
  • BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax


  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Tax
    Osgoode Hall, York University (Toronto), 2015
  • Advanced Management, Leadership and Strategy Certificate
    Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg), 2012
  • Mediation and Arbitration Certificate, Level II
    Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society (Edmonton), 1996
  • Bachelor of Laws,
    University of Alberta (Edmonton), 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Manitoba (Winnipeg), 1989

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Victoria Estate Planning Council
  • Victoria Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association (Executive Member)

Kathleen A. Butler joined Dwyer Tax Law as an associate tax lawyer in August, 2018.


  • Masters in Tax Law from Osgoode Hall (York University, Toronto), 2015.
  • 20 Years of experience in corporate and business law (including private-public partnerships) before deciding to focus on tax law.
  • Firsthand experience with management and small business ownership.
  • Part of the executive team that launched the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
  • Member (student) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
  • Member of the Executive, Women’s Law Forum of Vancouver Island.
  • Member of the Executive, Wills Trusts and Estates Subsection (Vancouver Island), Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch).
  • Frequent speaker on tax and estate planning matters to local business and professional groups.
  • Tax News Service and Domestic Case Law Correspondent for International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (Amsterdam).
    • Kathleen spends as much time as possible around water. Her grandfather, a waterski pioneer, introduced Kathleen to waterski when she was a young girl. Kathleen was Canadian National Waterski Champion and has represented Canada in international competitions.
    • Kathleen also enjoys dragon boating, outrigger canoes, kayaking, and generally experiencing the West Coast outdoors.
    • Kathleen is married and has three grown sons, plus an adorable Yorkshire Terrier, Grace.
    • Law Student Mentor, University of Victoria.