Teresa received her law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Manitoba in 1988. Teresa was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1989 and to the Ontario Bar in 1991. Her work in the financial services industry for over 20 years has provided her with a unique “360 degree “ experience in wills, estates and trusts including:
- Working directly with clients to plan their wills and estates as a Wills and Estate Planning Consultant for two major financial institutions.
- Acting as Counsel in a Legal Department of a major financial institution handling issues related wills, estates, powers of attorney, trusts, registered plans and financial abuse of older adults.
- Developing estates policies and procedures for a major financial institution and establishing an Estates Solution Center to resolve issues arising out of complex estates for bank clients including requests for waiver of probate.
- Providing oversight, guidance and management of hundreds of estate administrations as the Chief Operating Officer and Head of a major trust company.
Teresa's law practice is exclusively in the area of wills preparation, estate planning and administration where she is able to utlilize her legal and business experience in combination with her passion to help people avoid conflict when dealing with estate issues. Through thoughtful and careful estate planning, meaningful legacies can be created and relationships can be preserved or healed.