Our dedicated team focuses exclusively on wills, trusts and estates law. We are experienced in dealing with sophisticated estate planning matters and administering complex trusts and estates as well as advising on related tax issues.

  • Janine A.S. Thomas

    Janine’s practice focuses exclusively on estate planning and estate administration and related tax issues. Her legal background includes over 30 years of experience working with distinguished law firms in both Vancouver and Toronto and providing advice and representation to some of Canada’s leading families, business owners, and charitable organizations. Janine has also served on boards and planned giving committees for a variety of charities including BCIT, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Kaiser Foundation.

    Janine’s extensive business law background gives her unique insight into the challenges facing business owners and their advisors. In addition, she has spent time working with an international insurance company dealing with the structure and application of insurance products, particularly in the areas of estates, committeeships and business succession planning. She has also taken mediation training. Each of these elements adds value to clients who have been coming to use her personalized services since she opened her own firm in 2003.

  • Alexandra Lyde-Stad, Paralegal

    Janine works with corporate paralegal Alexandra (Alli) Lyde-Stad. Alli has over 21 years’ experience as a paralegal in corporate, estate, and residential and commercial real estate transactions. She works closely with Janine to ensure that clients who come to Janine A.S. Thomas Law receive the kind of personal attention that only a small firm can deliver.