Mary obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 1983. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985.
Following her call to the Bar, Mary was in private practice for 24 years, specializing in the areas of will and estate planning, estate administration, real estate and corporate law. Since 2011, she has worked exclusively in the areas of will and estate planning with a major trust company and a bank. Mary joined RBC Wealth Management in October 2016.
Mary is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Middlesex Law Association.
Albert attended the University of Waterloo where he completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Science and Business and a Masters of Accounting degree. He is a Chartered Accountant and spent eleven years with a large public accounting firm where he rose to the position of Senior Tax Manager. Prior to joining RBC, Albert was focused on providing professional services to an array of clients, from individuals and their owner-managed businesses to publicly owned entities.
Albert is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and has completed as well as tutored the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ In-Depth Tax Courses.
Albert believes that planning is critical to helping people meet their financial objectives. As a Financial Planning Specialist at RBC Wealth Management Services, Albert’s role is to work with and support your advisor in preparing and presenting comprehensive Compass Financial Plans for clients.
Rick Squires, CLU, CH.F.C., TEP
Vice-President & Estate Planning Specialist, RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc.
The power of what we do.
“I wasn’t long in my career before I delivered a cheque from a policy I’d consulted on. My colleagues told me that once I did that, I would understand why I was in this business. They were right.”
Thirty-five years later, Rick does what he does because he has witnessed the power of properly structured estate planning solutions to ensure one’s legacy and change the lives of others.
Unsurprisingly, Rick has accumulated a great deal of estate planning knowledge. But the most important thing he brings is experience. That’s the difference he and Associate Estate Planning Specialist Lynn Prudom offer as a team: a deep ability to support advisors and their clients that can only come from more than 35 years of working with clients in almost every situation.
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Susan Macdonald serves clients throughout Western Ontario and is located in the Hamilton office. With a career focus on client relationships, she is dedicated to her clients and provides a personalized service tailored to their specific needs. She provides a wealth of knowledge relating to trusts and their administration. Susan has continued to deepen her knowledge and expertise with key industry designations such as Member, Trust Institute (MTI) and Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designations.
Susan works with individuals, families and businesses to provide customized estate, trust and incapacity solutions. Whether it is helping someone to settle an estate, establishing a trust to ensure the successful transfer of family assets, or arranging to assist with the administration and responsibilities for a Power of Attorney, Susan can help.
With more than 20 years of industry experience, Susan brings to each client the necessary skill set to provide both the technical expertise as well as the genuine understanding of the emotional complexities that underlie these issues. Susan understands that no two clients are the same and so together with her RBC Estate & Trust Services partners she can find the solution that’s right for you.