Solange Buissé

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Solange Buissé

Solange Buissé Associate

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Education
ADMITTED TO THE BAR:
  • École technique et professionelle – Saint-Boniface (B.A. DIPL, 2004)
  • University of Manitoba (B.B.A., 2006)
  • Université de Moncton (LL.B., 2009)

Solange specializes in Estate Planning and Estate Administration. She helps clients clarify their wishes, review their options and ensures their desires are reflected in their Will, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directive. Following the death of a loved one, Solange supports individuals with the administration of their loved one’s estates and the transfer of assets to beneficiaries. Solange also practices in the area of residential real estate, assisting clients with the purchase, sale or refinancing of their properties.

Solange has a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Université de Moncton, N.B., and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Université de Saint-Boniface in Winnipeg. Solange was a lawyer at Taylor McCaffrey from 2010 to 2014 and returned to the firm in 2017. During her absence, Solange worked in-house as a Senior Estate Planner and Trust Officer at a large financial institution, providing Estate Planning services to high net worth individuals, facilitating estate administration and wealth succession planning.

Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Manitoba Bar Association 
  • Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba 
  • Law Society of Manitoba 
  • Estate Planning Council of Winnipeg 

Positions

  • Member of the executive, Manitoba Bar Association, Wills & Estates Section 
  • Course Lecturer, Estate Planning, Pre-Retirement Workshop for Federal Government Employees 
  • Course Lecturer, Business Administration and the Law, Université de Saint-Boniface, 2013 – 2017 
  • Presenter to various community organizations and financial institutions on estate administration and wealth succession planning 
  • Francofonds, President, 2013 – 2015 
  • Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba, Board of Directors, 2010 to 2012 
  • Co-presenter, “Debunking the Myth. Trust Companies – Too expensive or a viable option?” (MBA Wills and Estates Section Meeting, June 2017) 
  • Co-presenter, “À la poursuite des précédents – Conseils et pièges concernant l’utilisation des modèles d’actes” (meeting in partnership with the LSM, MBA and AJEFM, December 2018) 
  • Co-presenter, “Billing Practices in Estates” (mid-winter meeting, MBA, January 2019) 
  • Co-presenter, “Four Letter words – RRSPs and RIFFs” (MBA Wills and Estates Section Meeting, April 2019)

 

Articles and Resources by Solange Buissé

Resources by Solange Buissé
Taylor McCaffreyArticle

Steps to Take to Make Sure Your Will Still Works for You

2017 | 04 | 25

Lawyers are often asked by clients how often should they review their Will. Most lawyers would provide a very short and simple answer such as every 3 to 5 years, or when there is a significant change in your life. Though these are fine guidelines, they do not provide much in terms of guidance.

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Know Your Rights as a Beneficiary

2017 | 03 | 08

Executors of an estate have certain obligations to beneficiaries of an estate. When an executor does not fulfill his or her obligations, beneficiaries have certain rights to force an executor to comply. This usually means getting the court involved.

Taylor McCaffreyArticle

Know Your Rights: What to Know About The Inheritance Process

2017 | 03 | 03

According to a report by CIBC last year, Canadians between the ages of 50-75 are set to inherit $750 billion over the next decade. As a beneficiary, the law is there to protect your rights during a tough time.