Our Extended Team
Avideh Parent is an experienced lawyer with a strong commitment to educating people on the importance of estate planning.
An accomplished public speaker, Avideh is a frequent presenter on Wills and Estates for organizations such as the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, Next Step Continuing Education, and the Edmonton Community Foundation. Avideh also has been featured on Global TV, Shaw TV, and various financial education websites.
Avideh received her undergraduate degree from Carleton University and went to Law School at the University of Alberta. In 2001 she was called to the Alberta Bar and prior to joining RBC, devoted her law practice to Wills, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration.
Avideh is also an active member of the following organizations:
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP);
- Wills & Estates Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association;
- Elder Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association;
- Edmonton Estate Planning Council;
- Oliver Centre Board of Directors.
Florence is both a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Vermont USA). She has over 20 years of tax experience including 6 years as a tax practitioner at one of the leading international public accounting firms.
Prior to joining RBC, her role as a manager in the cross-border tax group included Canadian and U.S. personal tax planning and preparation for a variety of individuals including high-net-worth, U.S. citizens resident in Canada, and Canadians owning U.S. properties. She also provided tax planning consultations for employees of private Canadian corporations working or transferring cross-border. Additionally, her prior career experience involved Canadian corporate and trust tax planning and preparation services.
As a Financial Planning Specialist, Florence’s role is to work with and support your RBC advisor in preparing and presenting your Compass Financial Plan and to identify and assess any related financial, tax and retirement planning concerns you may have.
As a Business Owner Specialist, High Net Worth Planning Services, Faisal, together with your primary RBC advisor, helps you explore succession, tax, retirement and estate planning issues you face as a business owner.
Faisal specializes in tax and estate planning for high net worth families.
Prior to joining RBC, Faisal was a tax senior manager with a mid-sized accounting and advisory firm, as well as with a multi-national accounting firm. Faisal’s expertise includes tax and estate planning for high net worth individuals and families, professionals, and business owners.
Faisal is a Chartered Accountant and his educational background includes the completion of the CICA’s in-depth tax course (Level I, II and III), a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Gord Sandberg, CLU, CFP, CH.F.C.
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
Gord began his career in the financial services industry in 1982 and has since become a leading specialist in his field. He has acquired the Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant designations, making him an invaluable member of your advisor’s team.
Using a comprehensive planning approach, he will assess your specific needs and then help to create, secure and preserve your wealth by recommending creative, tax-exempt estate planning strategies.
Gord Sandberg can focus on both personal and corporate solutions to both increase your net worth and reduce the impacts of taxation. He can also assist you in structuring a succession plan to ensure an efficient transfer of wealth to your heirs in accordance with your wishes.
With access to Canada’s top-ranked insurance providers, Gord is dedicated to helping you obtain high-quality, cost-effective, insurance-based solutions.
Having begun his career in the financial services industry in 2003, Denny has a range of experience working in both sales and management positions. He prides himself on fostering high-trust relationships and matching client goals with ideal solutions. Specializing in working with families, professionals and business owner clients, including extensive work with physicians, Denny offers unique and customized life and living benefits insurance-based solutions to meet your needs.
Denny is an active member of ADVOCIS, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, which is the oldest and largest voluntary professional membership association of financial advisors and planners in Canada. He previously held a five-year board member position for ADVOCIS at the Edmonton Chapter.