Ambie Edgar-Chana, our speaker for April 2016 practices exclusively in the areas of trusts, estates and charity/non-profit law. After gaining almost 7 years of experience in these areas at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a large, full-service Bay Street law firm, Ambie formed Edgar Chana Law in 2013 to continue her focus on these areas of law and provide high-quality advice at more reasonable rates.
As part of her estates and trust practice, Ambie advises clients on tax-efficient will and estate planning, business succession planning, family and alter-ego trusts, and estate administration. Ambie also works with the largest trust companies and banks in Canada, as well as financial advisors and accountants, to assist their high net worth and professional clientele achieve their estate planning goals.
Ambie is also an active member of the estate planning Bar. She is on the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Toronto, is an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association, Trusts & Estates section, and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Ambie’s expertise has also been recognized by the media. She has provided quotes and advice in Canadian publications, such as MoneySense Magazine.
Ambie’s focus on estate planning began at law school where she was awarded the Margaret E. Rintoul Award for the highest standing in Estate Planning, was a Dean’s Honour List student and received the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize for academic excellence. Ambie has continued to develop her expertise in the estate planning area by completing the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) In-Depth Tax Courses (Parts 1 & 2 and Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Manager).
When: April 13th, 7:30 am - 8:30 am (2nd Wednesday in every month)
Where: 1st Canadian place, 38th floor: reached by the elevator on the street level, 100 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5x 1B8
7:15 - 7:30am, Mix & Mingle
7:30 - 7:35am, Member introduction & website demo
7:35 - 8:20 am, Planning for the Modern Family: Divorces, Second Marriages and the Common Law Couple