Sadie WetzelAssociate Counsel
Sadie is an associate counsel in the Vancouver office where she practises in the areas of Wills, Estates, Trusts and Adult Guardianship. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1995 and her law degree in 1999 (both from the University of British Columbia), Sadie was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2000.
Sadie advises on all aspects of estate planning, trusts and adult guardianship and regularly prepares Wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and various types of trusts. Her advice is sought by individuals who want a comprehensive estate plan and by both trustees and beneficiaries of trusts regarding the proper administration of trusts (including trusts for individuals receiving provincial disability benefits).
Sadie has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (Trusts and Estates) and has written extensively on wills, estate planning, trusts and provincial disability benefits. In addition to several articles, Sadie is the co-author of Wills and Personal Planning Precedents, British Columbia Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation and Wills, Estates and Succession Act Transition Guide. Sadie regularly presents to professional groups and has been a guest speaker at the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of British Columbia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Pacific Business & Law Institute, the Wills & Trusts (Vancouver) Section of the Canadian Bar Association and STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada).
She also provides, and supervises the work of colleagues who provide, legal services to qualified members of the MS Society on a pro bono basis.
- LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1999
- B.A., University of British Columbia, 1995
- Best Lawyers in Canada (Trusts and Estates), 2016-2024
Memberships And Affiliations
- Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Canada
- Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
- Member, Canadian Bar Association (Taxation Law Section)
- Member, Canadian Bar Association (Wills, Estates & Trusts Section)
- Member, Abbotsford Estates Planning Council
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