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Nozomi (Zoe) Smith

Nozomi (Zoe) Smith Lawyer

Nozomi (Zoe) is a member of the firm’s Wills, Estates & Trusts Practice.

Practice

Zoe’s practice involves a wide range of wills, estates and trusts matters, including preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care, testamentary trusts, inter vivos trusts; assisting clients on a broad range of estate planning matters; obtaining Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With or Without a Will; advising Attorneys, Trustees and Executors with respect to their duties and responsibilities as fiduciaries and giving guidance on various aspects of trust or estate administration.

As one of the few native speakers of Japanese in the Ontario Bar, Zoe is able to assist individuals and families in estate planning and administration matters arising in Ontario and Japan seamlessly. She also has a network of estate lawyers and accountants in Japan who assist her clients on the Japanese side.

Zoe has been actively speaking and writing about Wills and Estates matters for the Japanese Canadian community in the GTA. She regularly writes articles on Wills and Estates matters for various Japanese Canadian media. She frequently speaks at estate planning seminars hosted by financial advisors, charities, and community and business organizations.

Special Designations

Designated by the Canadian Institute of Certified Executor Advisors as a Certified Executor Advisor

Professional Memberships 

Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Member, Ontario Bar Association
Member, Estate Planning Council Of Mississauga

Education

LL.B., Chuo University (2001)
LL.M., Chuo University (2003)
LL.M., University of Toronto (2004)
J.D., University of Toronto (2009)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2010

Other Languages

Japanese

Publications 

TORJA, Monthly Articles “Estate Planning Basics” – January 2018 to present (available in Japanese only)

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