002 Donald Carr – Legal Innovator and Estates Lawyer Par Excellence


Donald Carr is a highly-regarded legal practitioner, with expansive experience dating back to 1951. After practicing litigation, commercial leasing and public and private corporate law, Donald focused his practice on estates and trusts and charities law. He has been advising on estate and succession planning, estate and trust administration and general business matters for many years and provides specialized expertise and counsel to individuals and charitable organizations. He was a founder and senior partner of Goodman and Carr LLP as well as the firm’s Chair for its first 25 years.


In 2006, Donald was appointed to the Order of Ontario which is reserved for Ontarians from all fields of endeavour, whose excellence has left a lasting legacy in the province. He received the province’s highest honour for his exceptional work in serving as counsel to a wide range of charities and not-for-profit organizations and for contributing to access to justice through his pro bono legal work.

Donald has played significant roles in a multitude of community organizations, both locally and across Canada, and has served on the boards of directors of several well-known commercial ventures.

Estates lawyer par excellence, Donald is currently Counsel at Aird & Berlis. Experience most lawyers can only dream of, on this episode we find out how Donald started out and how he grew his practice and his law firm. 

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