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Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia

Areas of Practice

  • Wills/Estates/Trusts

Education

  • University of New Brunswick – Bachelor of Law Degree – 2011
  • Saint Mary’s University – Bachelor of Commerce Degree – 2005
  • STEP Canada Diploma Program

Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Pictou County Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (STEP)

 

As head of the firm’s Wills, Estates & Trusts Group, Mary Jane works with clients to develop their estate plans to ensure their personal goals and needs are met.  Whether dealing with basic planning needs or complex tax, estate and trust matters, Mary Jane helps clients navigate the legal, financial and familial issues that arise.   Mary Jane holds the prestigious professional designation of Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) from STEP Canada and knows that an effective estate plan cannot be achieved without comprehensive discussions around the many aspects that impact an individual’s plan, both now and in the future. Mary Jane works diligently with clients to ensure that their estate plans do not become overridden by the often overlooked implications of taxes and other legal claims.

In addition to assisting clients with their estate plans, Mary Jane also provides advice to clients as they navigate through estate administration and appears in court for estate related matters, including representation applications pursuant to the Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act.

Whatever the area, Mary Jane’s objective is always to identify the goals of her clients and to develop a practical, timely plan to achieve those goals as smoothly as possible.

Mary Jane moved to Pictou County and joined Mac, Mac & Mac in 2012 after completing her law degree at the University of New Brunswick and a commerce degree at Saint Mary’s University. Mary Jane also completed the STEP Canada Diploma Program, through which she joins a global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.

Her current community service includes volunteering as an executive member of the Board of Directors of Summer Street Industries Society and facilitating for the Nova Scotia Family Court’s Parent Information Program.

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