Estate planning for living through COVID-19 and uncertain times

This webinar will focus on the importance of preparing or updating an estate plan in these uncertain times. Topics include: 

a. The importance of Powers of Attorney and Living Wills during a pandemic and the potential consequences of not being prepared. 

b. Estate Planning 101- understanding the differences between Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and which documents are crucial for living through uncertain times. 

c. Powers of Attorney for business owners. 

d. Creative solutions for completing estate planning while practicing social distancing.

15 Apr 2020, 12:00 PM

1 CPD hours


5 (1)

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Course Description

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.

Course Walkthrough

  • Presentation
  • Recording
  • Certificate: Estate Issues and COVID-19
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Akua Carmichael

Akua Carmichael, LL.B, J.D., TEP

Akua is a senior associate at Dale & Lessmann LLP. She is a member of the Estate Planning and Administration group and her practice focuses on estate planning, administration, and litigation. 

Akua was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006, and has earned the TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) designation from the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP). She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Toronto, and the Trusts and Estates Section of the Ontario Bar Association. 

Akua assists clients to achieve their estate planning goals and works with owner-managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, blended families, seniors, and parents of young families. Her estate planning expertise includes tax and probate planning, corporate reorganizations, cross-border will and trust planning, charitable giving, planning for special needs beneficiaries, estate planning for pets, and incapacity planning, including powers of attorney for property, personal care, and living wills. 

Akua is a frequent speaker on estate and trust issues and has written published articles as an estate law contributor to Advisors Edge Report as well as other publications. She is also an estate law tutor with the Law Society of Ontario. Akua has appeared on local television to discuss wills and estates, estate planning for the business owner, and powers of attorney. Additionally, she is the author My Lifeprint, an estate planning manual and workbook.

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