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Michael Watson

Trust & Estate Consultant

Tel: 604-665-7272

Address
595 Burrard St
9th Floor
PO Box 49500
Vancouver, BC
V7X 1L7
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Publications

COVID-19 Update
Five Best Practices for Business Owners During Uncertain Times
April 30, 2020: The COVID-19 crisis has created an uncertain time for business owners, regardless of the industry in which they operate. Given these challenging times, the BMO Business Advisory and Transition Planning team has outlined five best practices to help business owners focus and manage their business effectively.
Tax Planning Strategies
Tax Planning Involving Family Trusts
Trusts are often used in tax and estate planning because of the flexibility they offer over the control, management and distribution of appreciating assets. In particular, the use of a discretionary family trust to reduce the after-tax cost of children’s educational and other expenses is a common tax strategy and the focus of this publication.
Managing Your Wealth
Wealth Planning for Uncertain Times
April 30, 2020: In times of uncertainty and market volatility, creating or updating your wealth plan will help to keep you focused on the long-term and can provide reassurance that your goals remain achievable.
Estate & Succession Planning
Planning for the Family Vacation Property
If you own a vacation property, this provides information on the tax consequences of selling a second home and highlights important estate planning considerations, if your plan is to keep your vacation property in the family for the next generation.
Economic and Market Updates
Global Markets Commentary
The monthly Global Markets Commentary provides an overview of recent global events and their impact on the markets.