Our National Private Client Services Group participated and were Gold Sponsors of the 17th annual STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) Canada Conference on June 18 and 19, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference was a huge success with over 650 delegates attending.
Conference Chair, Rachel Blumenfeld (Toronto) was elected as the Secretary to the STEP Canada Board on June 18, 2015. Nathalie Marchand (Montreal) and Gail Black (Calgary) were part of the Conference Program Committee. Mary Anne Bueschkens (Toronto) also attended in her capacity as a past chair of STEP Canada. Miller Thomson was well represented with 17 lawyers from across the country either presenting or participating in the conference.
The following Miller Thomson lawyers presented:
- Rachel Blumenfeld (Toronto) – Conference Chair and recently elected Secretary to the STEP Canada Board, presented on: Testamentary Trust Tax Changes
- Troy McEachren (Montreal) presented and Nathalie Marchand (Montreal) moderated a session on: End of Life: Control of Dying and Disposition of Remains and Genetic Material
- William Fowlis (Calgary) presented on: Post Mortem Planning for Privately Held Corporations: A Revisitation
- Gail Black (Calgary), moderated a session on: Does Estate Planning End with Incapacity?