Jane’s private practice blends her lengthy career as a Trademark Agent and Lawyer with Wills and Estates Law.
In the mid-80s, Jane qualified as a Trademark Agent and worked with two Bay Street law firms in Toronto. She moved to Windsor where as Director of Trademarks for a global wine and spirits company she was responsible for many famous brands including Canadian Club, Kahlua, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Baskin-Robbins. There she attained a law degree from the University of Windsor. Moving back to Oakville, she joined BlackBerry where she managed a legal team responsible for the protection, enforcement and licensing of the company’s trademarks globally.
FOCUS ON THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY
After 25 years in practicing in the Intellectual Property law community, Jane has broadened her practice to include Wills and Estate law, with a focus on the special needs community. Her passion in that area comes naturally as a mother of a special needs child. She faces the same challenges shared by other families, giving her a unique opportunity to help the community.
Jane’s commitment to improving the lives of our dependent children and adults in Halton and surrounding areas has led her to join the Board of Directors with two local organizations: STRIDE and Community Living Burlington.
STRIDE (Supported Training & Rehabilitation in Diverse Environments) is a non-profit, charitable, community based vocational rehabilitation program founded in 1983. STRIDE is the only Halton-based organization whose primary purpose is to serve the employment needs of individuals facing mental health issues. http://www.stride.on.ca/
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Jane is an active member of the following organizations:
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Estates and Trusts section of the Ontario Bar Association
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
- Oakville Chamber of Commerce