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The Extended Team
Melissa obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1999 and earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria in 2007. She was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2008.
Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Melissa practiced law in Vancouver and specialized in estate planning and estate administration as well as small business corporate and commercial matters. Melissa assisted clients with a range of estate planning matters including drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements as well as matters related to the administration of an estate, including applications for Letters Probate and Letters of Administration. Melissa also assisted clients with matters relating to a variety of corporate transactions including incorporations, corporate reorganizations, corporate financing, share and asset purchase and sale transactions as well as the drafting of various corporate commercial documents including shareholder agreements and partnership agreements.
Melissa is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section (Vancouver).
Melissa’s role with RBC Wealth Management is to work with you and your advisor to review and/or structure your Will, estate and trust matters to ensure that your plan is organized in an effective and tax-efficient manner.
Arne Perrin has been with RBC since 2000. He focuses on inter-generational wealth transfer, succession and transition planning for family businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. His goal is to help ensure your wealth is transferred to your heirs more efficiently and in accordance with your wishes.
His style is to plan first and then educate you about your options, so that you can make an informed choice. The process involves understanding your personal and corporate objectives, and then reviewing your financial and estate planning documents. Arne then works together with your professional advisors toward developing an integrated estate plan.
Arne’s Commerce Degree is specialized in Entrepreneurial Management. He is a Certified Financial Planner, and a graduate of the Family Enterprise Advisor program from the Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX).
Craig is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queens University, has completed and tutored the CICA In-Depth Tax Courses and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada).
In his previous role as a tax manager at one of the leading international accounting firms, Craig specialized in developing and implementing tax planning strategies for high net worth individuals, their owner managed entities and family trusts with a focus on succession and estate planning. Craig has also assisted with the tax planning for corporate sales, acquisitions, and reorganizations.
Craig’s role as a Financial Planning Specialist is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting your comprehensive Compass Financial Plans and to identify and assess any related financial and tax planning concerns you might have.