181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Member of the firm’s Estates & Trusts and Tax Groups. Lead lawyer for the Estates, Trusts & Capacity Litigation Group. Practice covers all areas of estates and trusts, including estate planning and estate administration, with a focus on litigation involving trusts, estates and capacity issues. Actively involved in various capacities on the Executive of the Will, Estate and Trust Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). Member of the Ontario Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section), the Estate Planning Council of Toronto and STEP Canada. Frequent speaker and writer on estates and trusts topics. Presents at, and sometimes chairs, programs for professional and educational organizations, including the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates' Society. Editor of and contributor to Key Developments in Trusts and Estates Law, which was published annually by Canada Law Book for more than a decade. Melanie is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Council on Aging and the Benefaction Foundation 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.