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Associate

Emma A. McArthur

Office

Vancouver / Victoria

Key Practice Area

Private Client Services

Year of Call

2005

Qualifications

Education

Emma McArthur focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration, incapacity planning and special purpose trusts. Emma develops and implements estate and tax planning strategies for individuals through the use of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements for health care, co-ownership agreements and inter vivos trust documents. Emma also acts as counsel to trust companies and other financial institutions on related matters.

Emma is Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts section – Vancouver. Emma has taught estate planning to lawyers in training at the Professional Legal Training Course and presents regularly at continuing education conferences for lawyers, accountants and financial planning professionals. Emma has been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada for Trusts and Estates since 2015 and is LexisNexis-Martindale-Hubbell: BV Distinguished® Peer Review Rated.

Presentations:

  • Chair, “Contentious Issues in Estate Administration”, Pacific Business and Law Institure (January 2019)
  • Facilitator, Estate Administration Workshop, Continuing Legal Education of BC (March 2018)
  • Speaker, “Year in Review” Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP) (January 2018)
  • Chair, “Estate Planning Done Right”, Pacific Business and Law Institute (January 2018)
  • Chair “Complex Issues in Estate Administration”, Pacific Business and Law Institute (January 2017)
  • Facilitator, Wills Drafting Workshop, Continuing Legal Education of BC (June 2016)
  • Chair “Hot Topics in Estate Planning”, Pacific Business and Law Institute (January 2016)
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member of the the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver
  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association – Wills and Trusts Section, Vancouver
  • Member of the Board of the Estate Planning Council of Victoria
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2020)
  • LexisNexis – Martindale-Hubbell: BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated
  • Member of the Board of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Foundation