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    Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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    Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Estates - Trusts Subcommittee


David van der Woerd

HILL Andrea 2017 

Andrea Hill

Estates & Trusts Subcommittee Mandate 

The HLA's Estates & Trusts Subcommittee exists to advise on matters pertaining to estates and trusts law that are relevant to the HLA Board or Committees, and Hamilton area estates and trusts lawyers.

1. To provide a forum for discussion of topics of interest to members of the estates and trusts bar.

2. To organize and promote CPD topics of interest to the members of the estates and trusts bar.

3. To advocate on matters of interest to members of the estates and trusts bar.

4. To develop ways to interact with other practice areas of the local bar and related professionals.

2019-2020 Subcommittee Members:

Looking for an opinion or guidance on an estates and trusts matter?  The following members of the HLA Estates & Trusts Subcommittee are available by phone or email:    

Catherine Buntain Jeske, Wynne, Pringle, Jeske & Kovacs 905-648-1851 cjeske@anclaw.com
David Henderson, Agro Zaffiro LLP  905-527-6877  dhenderson@agrozaffiro.com 
Andrea Hill, (Vice-Chair) Gowling WLG 905-523-5666  andrea.hill@gowlingwlg.com
Andrew Keesmaat, Agro Zaffiro LLP 905-527-6877
John O. Krawchenko, J. Krawchenko Professional Corporation 905-546-0525  jok@krawchenkolaw.com
John KranjcRegency Law Group 905-383-0500 jkranjc@regencylawgroup.ca 
W Patric Mackesy, Mackesy, Smye LLP 905-525-2341 mackesy@mackesysmye.com
Catherine Olsiak, SimpsonWigle LAW LLP 905-528-8411 olsiakc@simpsonwigle.com
Angela Papalia, SimpsonWigle LAW LLP 905-528-8411
Jennifer Stebbing, Ross & McBride LLP 905-526-9800  jstebbing@rossmcbride.com
Alyson Sweetlove, George Street Law Group LLP 905-526-2102 asweetlove@georgestreetlaw.ca
Jennifer Vrancic, Scarfone Hawkins LLP 905-523-1333 jvrancic@shlaw.ca 
David van der Woerd, (Chair) Ross & McBride LLP 905-526-9800 dvanderwoerd@rossmcbride.com
Karen Watters, Gowling WLG 905-523-5666 karen.watters@gowllingwlg.com

To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Estates & Trusts Subcommittee, please contact:
Laura Richmond, Law Librarian tel: 905-522-1563, email: lrichmond@hamiltonlaw.on.ca

October 02

Professionalism: 1.25h

Estates and Trusts: Best Practices

12:15 p.m. –  1:30 p.m.
The John Sopinka Courthouse (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)
Suite 500, Back of the HLA Library 


For more information, please contact Kristjana Frani at kfrani@hamiltonlaw.on.ca 

November 13

Substantive: 1.75h

Estates & Trusts Workshop

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
HLA Library & 5th Floor Boardroom - John Sopinka Courthouse 
(45 Main Street East, Hamilton)  


For more information, please contact Kristjana Frani at 905-522-1563


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