Greg W. Anderson, B.A., J.D.
Greg Anderson was born in Neepawa Manitoba. He lived in Perth from 1958 until 1963 where his father, Douglas Anderson, was the minister at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The family then moved to Montreal where Greg attended high school and university. In 1971, Greg graduated with a BA in Honours Linguistics from McGill University. He then continued his studies in Linguistics for two years at the University of Stuttgart in Germany before entering law school.
After graduating from the University of Toronto Law School in 1976, he returned to Perth and articled with the late Gerald Dulmage. At his call to the Bar in 1978, he was awarded the Birnbaum Scholarship in estate planning. Greg remained in Perth to practise law with Gerald Dulmage, Jim Bond and Stephen March.
In 1996 the firm re-organized and Greg continued in partnership with Stephen March until Stephen’s appointment in April 2000 as a Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice.
In 2011, Greg’s legal assistant Mary Foss graduated from law school after six years of part time studies. Mary was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in September 2011 and now practises law with Greg as an associate under the new firm name Anderson Foss.
Greg specializes in the area of estate planning and administration.
Since 2001, Greg has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. The Society is an international organization with a branch in Ottawa. Further information can be found at the Society website http://www.step.ca
In 2005, Greg was certified as a Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. On July 13, 2005, an article was published in the Perth Courier explaining the specialist designation.
Since returning to Perth in 1976, his interests and involvement in the community have included:
- president and director of the Perth Rotary Club
- member and director of the Links O'Tay Golf and Country Club
- president and director of Big Brother and Big Sisters of Lanark County
- chairman of Board of Managers of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
- member Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund Raising Committee
- founding director and first president of the Perth and District Community Foundation
In 2005 Greg was honoured to be awarded the Perth Medal for Community Service
His pastimes include golf, music and photography (visit the Photo Gallery ).
Greg is married to Marnie and they have twin children, Paul and Kathy. Paul stayed in Perth and Kathy works in Toronto at Spin Master's Global HQ (PAW Patrol, Hatchimals, Etch-A-Sketch) as a Stop Motion Artist. She lives with her rescue Persian cat, Hans Christian.