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New wills and estates partner for Fasken in B.C.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 11:08 AM | By John Chunn

Fasken has added to its team in Surrey, B.C., with the addition of partner Elyssa L. Lockhart, who specializes in trusts, wills, estates and charities law. 

The firm’s press release notes that Lockhart has 20-plus years of experience in assisting clients with administering routine and complex estates, business succession planning in the family enterprise context and drafting wills, trusts and related asset restructuring documents.

In her corporate practice, Lockhart primarily assists owner-operators with general structure and governance issues associated with incorporation, acquisition and sale of corporate assets, succession planning and the transition of ownership, as well as windup and dissolution. She works closely with clients’ accountants, investment planners, in-house managers and other professional advisers in estate freezes and other transactions designed to minimize undesirable tax consequences while maximizing beneficial outcomes.

Prior to working at Fasken, Lockhart was a partner at a midsized law firm in the Fraser Valley.