Sandra Stephenson, LSM

Sandra Stephenson is a partner at Gowling WLG, practising in the areas of estate planning and administration, and corporate law. She likes working in these two distinct areas of the law because she can offer comprehensive support and advice to business clients. She is adept at developing the best plans for clients which meet all their wealth planning and business succession needs.

She has also developed a niche practice acting as both an attorney for property and as an executor and trustee, with a special skill in estate accounting. Sandra is always responsive to her clients' needs and works hard to help them to achieve the best results possible for their business and their personal relationships.

In 2014, Sandra was awarded the Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in recognition of her outstanding service and contributions to the legal profession.

Sandra also frequently speaks on estate planning and administration matters, estate accounting and business law issues and is actively involved with several professional and community organizations.

Associations professionnelles

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Hamilton Law Association

Representative Work

  • Complex shareholders' agreements and personal planning arrangements including estate planning and administration of family and testamentary trusts
  • Incapacity planning for incapable children who become adults
  • Administration of estates with dual wills and assets in multiple jurisdictions
  • Establishing and winding up of private Foundations
  • Social Venture capital arrangements including lending arrangements by community foundations