Laura West is a partner in our Wealth and Private Client group. She is engaged in a general practice in the areas of wealth management, estates, trusts, charity and not-for-profit law. She advises clients with respect to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health-care representation agreements, charitable giving, family business succession planning, corporate re-organizations and estate administration, as well as the establishment, governance and regulation of charities and non-profit organizations. Ms. West has taught wills and estate planning at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and she is the co-author of the book Charitable Giving in Canada. She has lectured and written frequently on estate planning, charity and non-profit legal issues, including articles and presentations for the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada), the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, the Canadian Bar Association, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Law Society of Ontario, the Pacific Business & Law Institute and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, among others.