Paula’s practice focuses on business and personal succession planning to ensure that assets are protected during a client’s lifetime and transferred to the next generation in a tax-efficient, orderly manner.
Paula is a designated Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), granted by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and is a member of the Victoria Estate Planning Council. She is a contributing author to the Wills and Estate Practise Checklist published by the Law Society of British Columbia, and also co-authors the chapter “Wills, Trusts, Estates and Adult Guardianship” in the Annual Review of Law & Practice, a publication of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.
Paula has particular experience with professional corporations, as well as private, family-owned businesses. She advises on matters which include incorporations, shareholder agreements, estate and corporate freezes, and real estate, and also prepares wills, powers of attorney, health care representation agreements and trusts. Paula’s clients include small and medium-sized corporations, incorporated professionals, executors and administrators, and individuals.
Paula originates from South Africa, and has practised law in South Africa, England and Saskatchewan. During her free time, Paula escapes household chores on her road bike, tries not to fall off her horse and walks the family’s bad dog.
LLB, University of kwaZulu-Natal, 1998