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Going and Growing Solo: Tips from the Moguls for Starting your own Firm

  • January 04, 2023
  • Nancy Sarmento Barkhordari

A mentor once told me that he knew it was time to do his own thing when he grew to dislike the colour of the walls at the firm where he worked. At that instant, he wanted to change everything about where and how he worked. He wanted to choose the colour of the walls in his office. He wanted to call the shots; he wanted to work for himself. My mentor is not alone. Here are practical tips from lawyers who have gone out on their own and found incredible success in establishing their own firms.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Estate Planning for Millennials and Gen Z: Tips from Practitioners

  • January 04, 2023
  • Demetre Vasilounis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

A proper estate plan is just as important for Millennial and Gen Z individuals as it is for older generations. However, Millennial and Gen Z clients may have unique estate planning considerations, including non-traditional assets such as cryptocurrency or collections. Some aspects of an individual’s relationships or sexuality may also require special attention in creating an estate plan. Demetre Vasilounis reviews some of these factors as discussed at a recent CPD program.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law
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Executive Profile: Introducing Zaynah Marani

  • January 03, 2023
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section

Here at the OBA Citizenship & Immigration Law Section, we are proud of our volunteers and we are constantly looking for ways to highlight their work and achievements. Read on to find out what inspired Zaynah Marani to join the Section Executive as a Member-at-Large and what she enjoys most about practicing immigration law.

Citizenship and Immigration Law, Student Forum

Q&A with Doreen So

  • December 22, 2022
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

In this first of a series of interviews with our colleagues in the estates bar, we are getting to know a bit more about Doreen So, an estate litigator and partner at Hull & Hull LLP.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law

Dependant’s Support: What Factors Determine a “Settled Intention” to Treat a Person as a Child of the Family?

  • December 22, 2022
  • Rebecca Kennedy, Adair Goldblatt Bieber LLP

The recent decision in P.C.L., by her Litigation Guardians, E.C. et. al. v The Estate of B.L. et. al. considered in what circumstances a person will be found to have demonstrated a “settled intention” to treat an individual as a child, particularly in the context of a SLRA dependant’s support application. Notably, in this case, the court distinguished between an intention and a settled intention, and found on these particular facts that there was no settled intention.

Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law