Jaime advises individuals and small businesses with respect to estate planning, estate and trust administration matters, reorganizations and company law.
Jaime works with individuals and their families on matters concerning wealth preservation and estate planning through the use of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements for health care, domestic trusts and committee applications.
She deals with all aspects of estate administration, including obtaining grants of probate and administration, ancillary grants and resealing foreign grants. She has gained extensive experience with the administration of complex estates. She frequently deals with multi-jurisdictional issues, such as overseas assets and non-Canadian beneficiaries, executors and administrators.
Having obtained her Master of Laws in Taxation Law in 2007, she puts her tax knowledge to work providing insight on estate plans, corporate reorganizations, or other matters that arise in her practice, or by providing insight on tax-related issues arising in other lawyers’ litigation files. Her tax knowledge also assists her in advising clients with respect to their business matters and succession planning.
Jaime was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2006 and practiced in Kamloops, British Columbia until 2010. While working in Kamloops, she was fortunate to be invited to act as junior counsel on R. v. Beatty, a case involving charges of dangerous driving causing death that was argued in the Supreme Court of Canada. This case fueled her interest in legal writing and discourse.
Jaime was born in Canada and spent her childhood living overseas before returning here to attend university. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hiking and exploring this fantastic world we live in.
After returning to Canada to begin her undergraduate degree in 1998, Jaime went on to obtain her Bachelor of Laws from UBC and then her Master of Laws in Taxation Law from Osgoode Hall in 2007.
Since her return to this country Jaime has become an active volunteer with organizations such as the Union Mission Hospice for Men, Pivot Legal Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and her local Food Bank. She enjoys being involved in her local community, having been a Rotarian for a number of years.