Caroline G. S. Kiva


Caroline’s practice focuses on estate and succession planning.

Caroline G. S.  Kiva


Caroline is an associate counsel at TDS with a practice focused on estate and succession planning. Through her practice, she assists clients with creating a legacy by preserving family assets and creating estate plans that provide for the smooth transition of wealth among various generations in a tax effective manner.

She also assists families with trust planning, estate administration and the transfer of assets to beneficiaries.

Caroline frequently presents to investment advisors, bankers, fellow-lawyers and various groups on estate and wealth management planning.

Additional Information

Canadian Securities Institute, Canadian Securities Course, Certificate, 2000

LL.B., University of Manitoba, 1999

B.A., University of Winnipeg, 1995

Ontario, 2016

Saskatchewan, 2005

Manitoba, 2000

  • Canadian Bar Association – Manitoba Bar Association Wills & Estates law section, 2015 Section Activity Award
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers™ in Canada in the fields of Trusts and Estates (since 2020)
  • St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors, 2012 – Current
  • Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Member, Investments Committee, Current
  • Winnipeg Rowing Club, Board Representative, Recreational Group, 2015 – 2016
  • Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Member, Grants Committee, 2014 – 2015
  • The Winnipeg Foundation, Volunteer Presenter, Wills Week, 2010 – Current
  • Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Event Chair, Professional Advisory Committee, Family Business: Achieving Success in Succession, June, 2013
  • The Winnipeg Foundation, Member, Allied Professional Advisory Group, 2011 – 2012
  • St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, Member, Major Gifts Committee, 2010 – 2012
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Presenter, Mid-Winter Conference, “Protecting Clients Making Major Gifts”, January 2016
  • Law Society of Manitoba, Presenter, Continuing Professional Development, “Wills That Work: Practical & Proficient Drafting”, February, 2015
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Presenter, Mid-Winter Conference, “Trustees’ Powers”, January 2013
  • Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, Presenter, “Case Studies in Personal Estate Planning”, February 2011
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners