Estate Planning for Indigenous Clients

Date: June 11, 2019

Speaker: Dwight Dee, TEP

Dwight Dee, TEP,  is a partner with Miller Thomson LLP and has a business law and estates and trusts practice with a focus on private client services. Dwight works with individuals and families in the areas of estate and incapacity planning, trusts, succession planning, and elder law matters.  Dwight also has extensive experience in all aspects of business law, particularly in the areas of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and public company compliance.

Dwight regularly assists clients with the preparation of wills, enduring powers of attorneys, family trusts, spousal trusts, and healthcare representation agreements. He also advises individuals and institutional trustees on estate and trust administration. Dwight is recognized for his exceptional client service, expert knowledge and solutions-oriented approach.

Dwight is a frequent speaker and course Chair for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. He was recognized as a “Lawyer to Watch” by Lexpert in 2013 and was a 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars Finalist.

Dwight is an active member of his community.  Among other things, he has held a number of advisory positions in his church and has served on the board of a charitable social enterprise.

This presentation will give an overview of the special planning considerations when working with Indigenous clients. Topics to be covered include:

-       When the Indian Act applies

-       The Indian Act provisions on wills and estates

-       Estates and lands on reserves, including family homes on reserves

-       Wills Estates Succession Act provisions for Nisga’a citizens and members of treaty first nations

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