Wills & Estates

Estate Planning

 A properly planned estate ensures that your affairs are taken care of if something happens to you and can save your family distress and expense. Our experienced estate planning team can help you create a customized estate plan suited to your individual needs, including a will, enduring power of attorney, and personal directive.

Estate Administration

We offer advice and guidance to personal representatives, attorneys, and agents in carrying out their duties, including the obtaining of a grant of probate and administration of the estate. Estate administration can often be stressful and emotional. Our experienced estate administration team can help you respond to and resolve disagreements that may arise between those involved with the estate.

Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship

In some instances an adult may require some extra help making decisions and managing their finances. We can assist in having a trusted family member or friend formally appointed to provide this help.

Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you with your estate planning and administration needs.

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Faye P. Nicolas

Our new Associate, Faye Panis Nicolas, recently joined us from British Columbia. She attended law school at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Upon her return from Melbourne, Australia, she worked at highly distinguished law firms in Vancouver, BC and the Supreme Court of British Columbia before commencing her articles.

Faye was called to the British Columbia Bar in June 2023 (former member) and became a member of the Alberta Bar in December 2023.

Faye joined Simpson & Associates LLP in November 2023 and practices in the area of civil litigation.

In Faye’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, exploring their newly adopted city of Edmonton and surrounding areas as well as travelling abroad.

Jason Latorre

Jason Latorre joined Simpson & Associates LLP as an Associate in 2023. His practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions, wills and estates administration, and contract review and drafting.

Jason graduated with a business transactions concentration from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. While in law school, Jason served as the Business & Marketing Editor of the WMU Cooley Journal of Practical & Clinical Law and the Vice Justice of the Howard Soifer Chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International. Upon graduation, Jason was a recipient of the Leadership Achievement Award. Jason also received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Alberta.

Upon his return to Canada, Jason completed the National Committee of Accreditation process through the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, completed articling with a small rural firm in Alberta where he gained valuable experience in family law, civil litigation, and real estate transactions, and he was
called to the Alberta Bar in 2022.

Out of the office, Jason is an avid Edmonton Oilers fan, attends functions at the Art Gallery of Alberta, enjoys watching horror movies, and snowboarding in the Rockies.

Alex Kubish

Alex joined Simpson & Associates LLP as an associate lawyer in 2020. Prior to that, he completed his articling term at a pro bono clinic, where he worked primarily in family law. Alex believes that it is usually preferable to avoid court when possible, but he has also represented clients in both the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Alex focuses his practice on family law and civil litigation, and has experience in areas such as:

  • Divorce and common-law separation
  • Parenting and guardianship (including trials and emergency applications relating to children)
  • Financial support for children, spouses, and partners
  • Annulment
  • Enforcement and variation of court orders
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Commercial landlord-tenant disputes
  • Registration and enforcement of builders’ liens

Alex obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Alberta. He has regularly volunteered for the Edmonton Community Legal Centre since 2016, where he provides summary legal advice for low-income individuals and gives public legal education presentations on family law. He has also volunteered for Catholic Social Services, helping young immigrants and refugees adapt to the Canadian school system.

Alex is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and of the St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild of Northern Alberta. Alex is a lifelong resident of the Edmonton region, and enjoys spending time with his fiancée and their two cats.

Paul McWilliams

Paul’s practice focuses on civil litigation and he regularly appears in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench.

His career began in 2012 in Perth, Western Australia where he practiced civil litigation, mining litigation, and property law for five years. Paul joined Simpson & Associates LLP in August 2018. His clients are from the following industries:

  • Construction and trades
  • Non-profit
  • Transportation
  • Commercial property owners
  • Various professions
  • Mining
  • Oilfield services

Paul enjoys writing, mountain biking, and traveling.

Randy Simpson

Randy is a partner and co-founder of Simpson & Associates LLP. He was granted a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and a Juris Doctor by the University of Saskatchewan. Randy conducts a general practice and particularly enjoys working with families and small and medium-sized businesses to find solutions.

Randy’s experience with business includes:

  • Advising and developing effective business structures (including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures and trusts)
  • Trademark registration
  • Restructuring business organizations
  • Franchise review
    Commercial financing
  • Contract drafting and review

As a member of our real estate practice group, Randy is involved in residential and commercial real estate matters including:

  • Purchase and sale of real property
  • Financing
  • Commercial leasing
  • Agricultural and rural residential real estate

Randy also has an active wills and estates practice and can assist families with:

  • Succession planning
  • Wills, enduring powers of attorney and personal directives
  • Estate administration
  • Trusts

Randy has been a resident of Sherwood Park for more than 30 years and enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in his community.