10220 103rd Ave NW, Suite 2500, Stantec Twr, Edmonton, AB
Year called to bar: 1987 (AB)
Doris Bonora is the Canadian group leader of Dentons' Trust, Estates and Wealth Preservation practice. Her practice focuses on will planning, estate planning, estate administration, estate litigation and trusts. Her practice involves developing estate plans for her clients that match their families and their needs. Doris takes an active interest in developing the right estate plan for each person, including incorporating companies and reorganization of companies. She also drafts Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directives to deal with incapacity or illness. Doris also practises in the area of estate litigation. She has been involved in estate litigation involving farms, support claims for spouses, support claims for dependent children; challenges to capacity to make a will and all litigation involving estate administration issues. Doris has also been involved in the litigation involving financial elder abuse and abuse under enduring powers of attorney. She takes a particular interest in attempting to settle disputes so that families are not torn apart in litigation. Thus, Doris is often involved in mediation of disputes in trying to keep families out of court. She tries to achieve the right balance between a passionate advocate and a measured approach to achieve results.