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Associate - Wills & Estate Planning

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Phone: 519.660.7714
Fax: 519.660.2105

Laura acts for clients on all aspects of estate planning and estate administration.

Education

University of Alberta

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2012

About

Laura joined Siskinds in 2012, after articling as a Judicial Research Clerk for the London Superior Court of Justice. Laura’s practice focuses on estate planning and estate administration, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts. Laura also regularly advises clients who are acting as an Estate Trustee, or as a substitute decision maker under a Power of Attorney, on their duties and obligations. Laura has a particular interest in estate planning for families who have a loved one receiving Ontario Disability Support, including the preparation of Henson Trusts.

Laura completed her law degree at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with First Class Honours. In her final year of law school, she was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Prize for the highest mark in Insurance Law. Laura also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, where she completed a double major in Biology and Philosophy. Outside of work, Laura enjoys reading, playing the violin, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Laura is currently a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is currently working toward obtaining her TEP designation.

Memberships and Associations

Middlesex Law Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Student Member

Publications and Speaking

Regular presenter at the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex “Next Steps” program series

Presenter at the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex Brain Matters Webinar series, May 2021

Presenter at McCormick Dementia Services, Preparing for Dementia: Legal Perspectives web series, 2021

Panelist at Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex Annual Conference for Health Professionals, End of Life Care panel, November 2019

Presenter at Quad County Support Services on Henson Trusts, October 2018

Presenter at Participation House on advanced care planning, March 2018

Presenter at the Parkinson’s Society on advanced care planning, January 2018

Speaker at Straight from the Bench Conference, May 2014, "Meads v. Meads Update"

Community Involvement

Boys & Girls Club of London Foundation, Board Member 2013-current
London Community Orchestra, Violin, 2012-current, Board Member 2013-current

Laura joined Siskinds in 2012, after articling as a Judicial Research Clerk for the London Superior Court of Justice. Laura’s practice focuses on estate planning and estate administration, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts. Laura also regularly advises clients who are acting as an Estate Trustee, or as a substitute decision maker under a Power of Attorney, on their duties and obligations. Laura has a particular interest in estate planning for families who have a loved one receiving Ontario Disability Support, including the preparation of Henson Trusts.

Laura completed her law degree at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with First Class Honours. In her final year of law school, she was the recipient of the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Prize for the highest mark in Insurance Law. Laura also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University, where she completed a double major in Biology and Philosophy. Outside of work, Laura enjoys reading, playing the violin, and spending time outdoors with her family.

Laura is currently a student member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is currently working toward obtaining her TEP designation.

Middlesex Law Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Student Member

Regular presenter at the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex “Next Steps” program series

Presenter at the Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex Brain Matters Webinar series, May 2021

Presenter at McCormick Dementia Services, Preparing for Dementia: Legal Perspectives web series, 2021

Panelist at Alzheimer Society of London & Middlesex Annual Conference for Health Professionals, End of Life Care panel, November 2019

Presenter at Quad County Support Services on Henson Trusts, October 2018

Presenter at Participation House on advanced care planning, March 2018

Presenter at the Parkinson’s Society on advanced care planning, January 2018

Speaker at Straight from the Bench Conference, May 2014, "Meads v. Meads Update"

Boys & Girls Club of London Foundation, Board Member 2013-current
London Community Orchestra, Violin, 2012-current, Board Member 2013-current

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