Quick Tips & Case Comments: Real Estate; Corporate; Estates; Nelligan Moot Winners 2018: Rosas v. Toca, 2018 BCCA 191 | CPDonline.ca

Quick Tips & Case Comments: Real Estate; Corporate; Estates; Nelligan Moot Winners 2018: Rosas v. Toca, 2018 BCCA 191

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55 minutes
Imroz Ali
Kim Do
Angela Fallow
Lynn LeMesurier
Sarah Saad
Lawrence Silber
Mary-Alice Thompson
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
55 minutes
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Lawrence Silber, Lynn Le Mesurier, Sarah Saad, Angela Fallow, Mary-Alice Thompson, Kim Do, and Imroz Ali participate in teh Quick Tips and Case Comments panel.


Imroz Ali

Imroz Ali is a student at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law where he just completed his first year of studies. Prior to attending uOttawa, he was an undergraduate student in legal studies at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. In his first term at uOttawa, he participated in the Nelligan O’Brien Payne First-Year Moot Court Competition alongside his moot partner Kim Do. Imroz and Kim reached the semi-finals of the competition and were awarded the County of Carleton Law Association Best Factum Award. Imroz enjoyed his 1L experience and is eager to continue mooting in his upper years.

Kim Do

From Vancouver, Kim Do is a JD Candidate in the English – Common Law section at the University of Ottawa, completing her first year in April. As a first-year law student, she worked as an Assistant Editor with the Ottawa Law Review. She will continue as an Associate Editor in her second year. Kim and her moot partner, Imroz Ali participated in the Nelligan O'Brien Payne First-Year Moot Court Competition, advancing to the Semi-Finalists round and winning the CCLA Best Factum award and Honorable Mention for Oral Presentation. Just prior to law school, Kim worked for three years as a full-time paralegal for two senior partners at Paine Edmonds LLP, a law firm in downtown Vancouver. She worked primarily in Plaintiff personal injury. Before that, she obtained her Bachelor of Legal Studies (Paralegal) degree at Capilano University in 2016 while she worked as an Administrative Assistant and a Receptionist at law firms specializing in family law and real estate.

Angela Fallow

Angela Fallow is a lawyer with Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham, and since her call to the bar in 2007, has developed her practice in estate planning and estate administration. She has also developed expertise in the legal aspects of incapacity and disability planning and end-of-life decision making. Angela is a frequent presenter on topics such as cross-border tax and estate planning, disability law, taxation and registered plans, MAID & end-of-life decision making, powers of attorney wills, effective probate planning and executor liability. She is Co-Chair of the Frontenac Law Association Estates Group, sits on the Pathways to Education cabinet and was the past Kingston Lead for the National Refugee Sponsorship Support Program. She recently completed the final qualifications to become a full member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (“STEP”) this year and hopes this will free her up to complete the long-overdue LL.M. in Elder Law at Queen’s.

Lynn LeMesurier Planning Committee Co-Chair

Lynn Le Mesurier, Vice & Hunter LLP & Planning Committee Member Lynn articled with Vice & Hunter and was called to the Bar in 1995. Lynn subsequently formed her own partnership where she practiced in the areas of real estate, corporate and estate law. In July 2000, Lynn returned to Vice & Hunter to practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, wills and estate administration. Lynn was an instructor in the real estate section of the Bar Admission Course for several years and is a long standing member of the County of Carleton Law Association and its East Region Solicitors Conference Planning Committee.

Sarah Saad

Sarah graduated from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005. Her practice at Rasmussen Starr Ruddy concentrates on corporate and commercial work including advising clients on:

  • many corporate areas including incorporations and re-organizations, shareholders´ rights and remedies, financing and commercial real estate;
  • purchases and sales of businesses, assets and shares, secured transactions, franchising, and leasing;
  • employment, consultancy and cost-sharing matters and agreements; and
  • intellectual property including issues and disputes with trademarks, copyright, and unfair competition and with respect to protecting, selling, and licensing their intellectual property.

Lawrence Silber

Lawrence Silber was called to the Bar in the province of Ontario Bar in 1986, and specializes in corporate/commercial law with particular expertise in income tax, estate and succession planning. He advises clients on a broad range of business matters and practices residential and commercial real estate. He is a Partner at Kelly Santini LLP. Lawrence Silber deals extensively with families in business together in order to provide a comprehensive solution to difficulties that arise in family businesses trying to balance family and business. Lawrence Silber has been an instructor in the Business Law section of the Ontario Bar Admission Course. He taught real property law for the Ontario Real Estate Association for close to 30 years and lectures frequently on wills and estate matters. Lawrence is a member of several tax and estate planning-related professional organizations, including the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Ottawa Estate Planning Council and Family Enterprise Xchange (formerly the Canadian Association of Family Enterprises). He is on the Solicitors Conference Committee for the Carleton County Law Association, frequently contributing articles to the conference. He is also a member of the Taxation, Business, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law sections of the American Bar Association. Lawrence Silber earned both his civil and common law degrees (B.C.L. and LL.B) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Mary-Alice Thompson

Mary-Alice Thompson is a Partner with Cunningham Swan, Lawyers in Kingston. She is designated as a Certified Specialist (Estates & Trusts Law) by the Law Society of Upper Canada and she is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1994, Mary-Alice has worked for a trust company, with a major Toronto law firm, and in her own practice, before joining Cunningham Swan in 2010. She has taught at the University of Alberta, Queen’s University Law School, and St. Lawrence College, and for the LSUC Bar Admission Course. She was the founding Chair of the Frontenac Law Association Estates & Trusts Group and is former President of the Estate Planning Council of Eastern Ontario. She is also the author, with Brian Gillingham and Robyn Solnik, of a book on will drafting, Drafting Wills in Canada: A Lawyer’s Practical Guide (LexisNexis, 2016). Mary-Alice has lectured and written on a number of topics in estates and trusts law for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Frontenac Law Association, among others. She particularly enjoys the strange and wonderful quirks of estates law!

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