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The Basics (and not so basics) Of Trusts

  • October 13, 2022
  • 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual

Doris Bonora, TEP, QC - Partner, Dentons

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 is also involved in estates on the death of a person. Her practice involves applying for the grant of probate, and advising the executor on all aspect of estate administration.

Doris advises high net worth individuals and their family offices, banks and trust companies in personal and business succession, philanthropy, as well as in trust and estate planning matters.  She provides insight into the decision-making process surrounding the structuring of a family office in order to build and maintain an effective structure that serves the needs of the family.

Rhonda Johnson, TEP - Partner, Dentons

Rhonda is a partner practicing in our Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation group. She focuses on trusts, estate planning and estate administration solutions advising individuals, trustees, business founders and next generations, including helping clients with assets in BC and Alberta.

Her practice includes drafting inter vivos and testamentary trusts, First Nations Trusts, multiple wills planning, incapacity planning, charitable giving, wealth transfer strategies and multi-generational planning. 

Rhonda articled and practiced with Dentons in Edmonton from 1990 until 2001 before moving to Vancouver Island to help start and run an award-winning outdoor tourism business with a focus on fully guided sea kayak tours. She then went back to her roots and practiced law on Vancouver Island, first as a solo practitioner and then with mid-sized firms, until returning to Dentons Canada in 2020. 

Rhonda has been a sessional instructor of the wills course for the Law Faculty of University of Alberta, and an instructor and presenter for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, CBA Wills Section, STEP National, STEP Edmonton, STEP Calgary, and Cambridge Forums. She has also been a sessional instructor in economics for North Island College.

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