Will & Estate Specialist
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.
Business Owner Specialist
Murray has been providing advice and technical support in relation to high- net-worth family wealth planning since 1994. Conversations include scenarios to be aware of in transitioning, including the costs of transitioning, your assets to your intended heirs. Additional areas of concern may include tax, asset preservation and philanthropic planning.
Murray’s expertise encompasses both domestic and international family circumstances, and in many cases is focused on the challenges of transitioning a family business. His guidance supports clients in their relationships with their external professional advisors, with whom he frequently interacts.
Before joining RBC’s Canadian Family Office Services team in 2008, Murray worked with RBC’s Global Private Banking group as the senior resource in their global trust business for over 13 years.
Prior to joining RBC, Murray practised law for six years in the areas of estate and tax planning, as well as various areas of business law.
Murray was a Director of STEP Canada (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) from its inception until 2009, and has been a member of the International Tax Planning Association and the Canadian Tax Foundation over the years. He has been a featured speaker at Estate Planning Councils, Law Society and STEP practitioner education conferences in Canada and abroad.
Estate & Trusts Specialist
As a Senior Trust Advisor, Susan Macdonald serves clients throughout Western Ontario and is located in the Hamilton office. With a career focused 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 Royal Trust partners she can find the solution that’s right for you.
As a Premier Banking Advisor, Carly provides holistic personalized attention and comprehensive strategies to high-net-worth business owners, executives, professionals and their families.
Carly works with a select number of clients in Windsor, Sarnia and Chatham markets. She acts as a member of your Investment Advisor's extended wealth management team to ensure the smooth integration of often-complex banking, credit and wealth management needs by providing tailored seamless banking and financial solutions.
A sophisticated credit expert, Carly can leverage strategies to support your goals. Her key focus is a client centered approach and to maintain high standards of client service and value added advice. When necessary, she can access specialists from across RBC to work collaboratively to provide a complete range of complementary services.
Carly offers an extensive background in client relationship. She is a high performing individual with a wealth of knowledge and a high level financial service and sales experience. She is a dedicated banking professional with 26 years in the financial services industry, working in a variety of roles that include Re-tail Banking, Business Banking, Healthcare Specialist, and Cash Management. She has spent the last 10 years as a RBC Financial Advisor where she was also the dedicated in-house retail representative for RBC Dominion Securities in Windsor.