Melanie joined BMO Trust Company in 2016. Prior to this role she was a partner and lawyer with one of Canada’s largest law firms. Melanie has over 20 years of experience with a wide variety of estate, trust, corporate and tax issues, including estate and trust planning, administration and litigation. Melanie regularly assists families and business owners with cross-border and international planning and philanthropy issues.
Melanie helps clients navigate complex estate and trust planning and philanthropy issues. Drawing on her legal experience, clients benefit from a depth of insight and unique foresight into a diverse range of situations, both those that were planned and all unforeseen consequences and events.
Using a holistic approach, Melanie collaborates with her colleagues in BMO Private Wealth to help clients clearly articulate their goals and ensure that the proper structure and support is in place to fulfill the client’s wishes. The Estate and Trust Services team also assists families where they do not have the time or expertise to deal with complex estate, trust or business situations or where there are complex family dynamics. Together, BMO Private Wealth team provides a multi-dimensional perspective that offers a valuable complement to our clients’ other professional counsel.