Suzanne Michaud

BComm (Concordia), LLB. (McGill), TEP, CFP, of the Bar of Ontario

Since 2018, I have worked as a legal content writer for STEP Canada on Law of Trusts course and volunteered as Deputy Chair of STEP Canada Education Committee.  As well, I have been an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School for Trusts, Estate Planning and Wills and Estates

Until 2018, I was Senior Advisory Counsel at Royal Bank of Canada (senior legal specialist role within RBC Law). There I provided legal advice to RBC companies in the following areas: all registered plans (such as RRSP’s); estate administration, both domestic and foreign, for release of estate assets and collection of debt owed by the deceased; specific legal requirements related to new technology; succession issues including distribution of assets (such as through trusts, beneficiary designations, joint ownership, and court proceedings); elder law including reduction of financial abuse. I worked closely on both policy development and input to law reform with Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, and Tax both internally and in conjunction with industry stakeholders.

Prior to RBC Law, I was in private practice in Mississauga with a focus on incapacity and estate planning and administration.

Throughout my career, I have been passionate about championing the concerns of seniors and vulnerable Canadians including the reduction of financial abuse, the development of financial products, and the reform of federal and provincial laws to better meet their needs.