Estates Part 1: Joint Partner & Alter Ego Trusts; Changes to the Estates Law; Dealing with Estates Assets |

Estates Part 1: Joint Partner and Alter Ego Trusts; Changes to the Estates Law; Dealing with Estates Assets

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 1.0
1 hour
Heather Austin-Skaret
Gregory Sanders
Catherine Sicotte
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
CCLA 28th East Region Solicitors Conference
Includes Handouts

Gregory Sanders, Catherine Sicotte, Heather Austin Skaret present Estates Part 1: Joint Partner and Alter Ego Trusts; Changes to the Estates Law; Dealing with Estates Assets


Heather Austin-Skaret

Heather Austin Skaret’s practice includes estate planning and administration as well as commercial and residential real estate work. She values long-standing relationships with some of Ottawa’s leading real estate agents and mortgage brokers. She enjoys sharing knowledge and experience with others and enjoys giving presentations and seminars. Over the years, Heather has developed extensive experience in the area of estate planning and administration, which allows her to assist clients at some of their most difficult times. Heather Austin Skaret is constantly updating her knowledge as a member of S.T.E.P. and the Ottawa Estate Planning Council. As a true Maritimer, born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, she, of course, headed west. Heather started her university career at the University of Saskatchewan and then started inching her way back east, stopping to attend and complete her undergraduate at the University of Manitoba in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Heather Austin Skaret then moved to Ottawa in 1990 to begin her formal legal education, earning her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1994. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1995. Heather’s practice started as an articling student with the firm Gold Gulliver, which evolved to Gold Gilbert Mann and then Mann & Associates. In late 2003, She helped form her current partnership, Mann Lawyers LLP, where Heather together with her great staff and skilled associates offer exceptional legal services to their clients. When she is not in the office, Heather enjoys spending time with family at home or at the cottage or taking out her frustrations on the volleyball court with Women & Sport. If Heather can help you with real estate matters or estate planning needs or estate issues, please send her an email.

Gregory Sanders

Gregory Sanders has over 30 years of experience in private client tax law with extensive knowledge in all key tax related areas for businesses and individuals looking to enhance and preserve their net worth, including: tax and estate planning, tax dispute resolution, Canada-US planning and international tax. Gregory can also assist not-for profit entities and charities in ensuring their compliance with corporate and tax laws. Using his dual designation as an Accountant and Lawyer, Gregory is known for offering direction and solutions that are easy to understand and produce the results that clients seek. Gregory has participated in numerous seminars and speaking engagements throughout his career through organizations such as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, CPA, Ottawa Estate Planning Council, STEP Ottawa, Law Society of Upper Canada, Canada-Barbados Business Association, Ottawa Carleton law society and the Ottawa Business Journal.

Catherine Sicotte

Catherine Sicotte was born and raised in Ottawa, where she obtained her Bachelor in Human Kinetics and her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. Despite her recent Call to the Bar in June 2020, she has acquired much more experience than one would expect. Catherine is a member of LMR’s Wills & Estates Group and she can represent her clients in both official languages. Catherine is a former varsity athlete and she understands the importance of being a team player not only for the game of hockey, but in the practice of law. Catherine approaches each situation with compassionate listening in order to really understand the issues at hand, determine what her client needs and offer the best effective solutions. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Catherine hiking, kayaking, fishing or snowshoeing at the family cottage. Catherine also enjoys trying new recipes, watching Disney movies, playing sports, and indulging her love for seeing new places.

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