Succession Planning Full Day Live Webinar

This live webinar will be held on September 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EST to 5:30 p.m. The cost of this webinar $175 (+ tax) and you will earn 8.5 PD hours for registering. 

Please click the above link for more information on the topic descriptions and how to register. 

15 Sep 2020, 9:00 AM

8.5 CPD hours


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Course Description

1. TBA (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

    Speaker: Jordan Matters, CPA, CA, CIM & Doug Leyland of CPA, CA, MBA of Leyland Insurance Solutions

2. TBA (10:05 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.)

    Speaker: Jamie Golombek, CPA, CFP, CLU, Managing Director, Tax & Estate Planning with CIBC

3. TBA (11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.)


4. What Does Long-Term Care Really Mean? (12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

    Speaker: Karen Henderson, CPCA of Long Term Care Planning Network

5. TBA (1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.) 

   Speaker: Alex Ghani, CPA CA, CGA, CPA (Texas) of CPA Solutions LLP

6. Healthcare Coverage for Small Businesses in 2020 - 3 Strategies that Protect Your Clients, Their Business and Their Future (2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.)

In this session we will cover:

  • When is the right time to set up a group benefit plan in your clients business?
  • What is the biggest risk they need to be aware of and protect against?
  • 3 Strategies…. that provide the money and medical care your small business clients need

    Speaker: Aviva Abraham, CPA of Creative Planning Financial Group

7. The Emotional Side of Family Business Transfer (3:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.)

     Speaker: Maria Milanetti, CHRL, ACPC, CFBA of MarchFifteen Consulting

8. Find Your Exit (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

The strong habits that have enabled owners to become successful now stand in the way of them exiting their business.

This presentation lays out seven strategies that help owners build value and ensure their business thrives without them.

    Speaker: John Hotson: Partner and Marketing Strategist – Business Transition Alliance

Within 24 hours of the webinar, we will forward you an e-mail with instructions for accessing the live webinar.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, sponsorship or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225.

Please note: For best audio quality, we recommend using external speakers or headphones. 

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About the Instructor(s)

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Aviva Abraham

Aviva Abraham started her career in New York City as a CPA at Grant Thornton. In 2009 she switched careers, joining Creative Planning Financial Group in mid-town Toronto.

As a group benefits and insurance advisor, Aviva specializes in offering innovative healthcare and insurance solutions specifically designed for Small Business Owners across Ontario . She works diligently with clients not only to address these issues, but to prevent them, showing clients how to get access to timely medical care and save money on medical expenses. For the past ten years Aviva has also been active in various groups and community organizations focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners: Groyourbiz, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, and The Experion Group.

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Alex Ghani

Alex is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (CA), the Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA), and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed to practice public accounting by the State of Texas. He has completed all three levels of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course.

He has over 17 years of experience working in the accounting departments of large companies and as a public practitioner. Over the years Alex helped many private clients with their tax structuring and estate planning needs.

 Furthermore, Alex also assists in Canadian and US tax compliance and various other tax related matters.  

Alex is heavily involved in the tax community and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) where he has published articles for the CTF and presented at various events for the CTF.

In addition to this Alex has also presented at events for CPA Ontario and other industry specific events finally, he also facilitates for the CPA Canada In depth tax course.

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Jamie Golombek
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Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson Hon. BA, CPCA


Long Term Care Planning Network



As the result of a life changing 14 - year dementia care experience involving her Father, Karen founded the Long Term Care Planning Network, Canada’s leading resource centre for aging and long term care planning and education. Her seminar series, web site, newsletter and print/electronic tools are recognized as key international long term care educational resources.


For the past 25 years, Karen has been a well-known speaker, educator, writer, media commentator, publisher and consultant in the field of caregiving and long term care, who has been published in leading geriatric journals in Canada. Over the years she has sat on many not-for-profit/government committees concerned with aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and elder abuse. She has been featured frequently on television and radio and helped write/produce the 13-part television series Caregiving With June Callwood. Both Health Canada and the Ontario government have asked her to create articles for public education. Karen is also a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) and is author of a unique series of print resources including The 10-Step Long Term Care Planner.


Karen has worked with Canadians and their professional advisors across Canada to help them understand the implications of aging and long term care on financial, personal and family well-being.

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John Hotson

John Hotson is a speaker, entrepreneur, business strategist and advisor to business owners. Over the past 35 years John has started seven companies, worked with senior business professionals in dozens of industries, and given hundreds of presentations and speeches.

John has over 35 years of experience in Marketing and Communications with Canadian companies. In his role as Director of Marketing for Nortel Networks, he started up and ran a retail business unit for the company in Canada and the US. After building the brand to number one in Canada, John oversaw the sale of the business to a well-known international electronics company.

After leaving Nortel John became a founding partner in one of Canada’s foremost communications firms, specializing in helping clients maximize the value of their business through strategic investor communications. His clients included Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL), CIBC, Ontario Hydro, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), McDonald’s Canada, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Program, Magna International, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and University of Toronto. 

John is a founding partner of the Business Transition Alliance (BTA). BTA works hands-on with business owners of private companies to help them develop and implement effective strategies that increase the value, growth and profitability of their business.

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Doug Leyland
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Jordan Matters

Jordan entered the securities industry after working at a mid-sized public accounting firm where he focused on accounting and taxation of owner managed companies. He obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant after earning an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University. 

Outside of the office, Jordan enjoys playing hockey, golfing, and attending live music and sporting events.

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Maria Milanetti

Maria Milanetti is a Partner of MarchFifteen Consulting, and has over 20 years of expertise in transition, strategic planning, and change management.  She works with business families on their transitions to the next generation.

Maria holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and is a certified human resources professional (CHRP) through the Human Resources Professional Association.

Maria also holds certificates in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute in the U.S., and, in organizational development from The Canadian Organizational Development Institute.

Maria is an Adler trained and certified coach, and grew up in a Family Business family.

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