Kavina is a unique Estates and Elder Law lawyer who works both in areas of planning and litigation.
On the Wealth Management side, Kavina works closely with our corporate commercial team helping individuals, business-owners and professionals with proper, tax efficient, estate and business succession plans. This process can involve a multiple Will strategy, dealing with US/CDA cross-border issues and trusts. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Kavina spent over ten years in non-legal, business roles where she managed and consulted on operational and business initiatives for a wide range of clients in banking, retail, technology and other industries. Her pre-law career gives her a unique perspective as a lawyer and a solid business foundation which makes her relatable to her clientele.
Kavina is well-versed in estate administration and is often retained by Executors and Trustees to prepare probate applications, assist with liquidation and transfer of assets from an estate to beneficiaries, and with estate accounting. She has experience dealing both with cases of intestacy (death without a Will), and where there is a Will which may have certain complexities or ambiguities.
Estate and Elder Law Litigation and Dispute Resolution are areas of law where Kavina feels most passionate. Kavina deals both in and out of court with cases involving financial elder abuse, power of attorney issues, mental capacity, guardianship, disputes involving multiple executors, will challenges, and dependent’s relief claims.
While she is yet to become a senior citizen herself, Kavina belongs to various organizations in support of elder advocacy, in the prevention of elder abuse and in promoting age-friendly communities. She is a strong proponent of family mediation and promoting the autonomy of elders and has been successful in mediating and negotiating fair and reasonable outcomes in a number of family disputes.
Kavina invites you to review and sign up to receive her monthly newsletter, Legacies & Liberties (past editions listed to the right under Recent Publications) where she shares valuable information on current issues and hot topics in Elder Law and Estates.
Qualifications and Designations
H.B.A. University of Waterloo
Masters Certificate in Project Management, Schulich School of Business
PMP, Project Management Institute
J.D. Western University
Osgood Certificate in Elder Law, York University
Membership and Affiliations
Member of the Ontario Bar Association
Member of the South Asian Bar Association
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Board Member of Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) Mississauga
Board of Directors Member - Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA)
Member of Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network
Secretary, Canadian Bar Association (Elder Law Section)
Areas of Practice
- Elder Law
- Wealth Management and Estate Planning
- Wills & Estates
- Estate Administration
- Estate Litigation & Mediation
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution