Gowling WLG is pleased to announce that Raphael Tachie has joined the firm as a partner in its national Private Client Services Group, and he will serve as head of the group in Vancouver.
With over 10 years of experience as an estates and trusts lawyer, Raphael has acted as senior legal counsel at several of the largest Canadian financial institutions, including TD Financial Bank Group, MD Financial Management and Manulife Financial.
Raphael provides strategic legal advice to high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and business owners with respect to estate and trust planning, business succession planning, incapacity matters and planned charitable giving. In addition, he also advises executors, trustees and other fiduciaries in all aspects of estate and trust administration, including probate, fiduciary duties, obligations and liability issues, and post-mortem planning. Raphael also has extensive experience in delivering strategic advice to insurance, investments and trust companies with regard to the impact of the laws and regulations relating to older and vulnerable customers, incapacity, estates, trusts and beneficiary designations on their products, services and market conduct.
"Raphael comes to us with an impressive estates and trusts background that complements the suite of private client services we offer to our clients – both in Vancouver, Toronto and across the firm," said Brent Kerr, managing partner of Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. "His depth of knowledge and industry experience will enhance our firm's ability to help high-net-worth individuals navigate complex estate matters."
An active member of the legal community, Raphael is the current president of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, and has been a member of several committees of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. He also sits on the editorial board of Canadian Lawyer magazine.
About Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group
Gowling WLG's Private Client Services Group offers a diverse range of services in business succession planning, private company and personal taxation, estate planning, trusts, estate administration, and estate litigation and mediation.
For assistance with your wills, estate or trust matter, please contact Raphael Tachie, Raman Johal or another member of our Private Client Services Group.