181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Partner and member of the Aird & Berlis Estates & Trusts Group and Tax Group. Melanie's practice covers all areas of estates and trusts, including estate planning and estate administration, with a particular focus on litigation involving trusts, estates, and capacity issues. Her practice extends beyond representing individuals and families to advising trust companies. She is actively involved in various capacities on the Executive of the National Wills, Estates, and Trusts Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). She is also a member of the Ontario Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section) and the Estate Planning Council of Toronto, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Canada), and The Advocates' Society. Melanie regularly chairs programs for professional and educational organizations, including the CBA’s intensive Will, Estate, and Trust Fundamentals Program. She is the editor of and contributor to Key Developments in Trusts and Estates Law published by Thomson Reuters Canada. Melanie holds the Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP) and is recognized by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, and Lexpert®. Included in ReferToHer's Trusts & Estates Litigation list.