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Upcoming Virtual Event: Problems of the Rich & Famous: Solutions & Supersized Teams

Free Live Virtual Event Series
Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

Russell Alexander’s Family Law Now 🎙 LIVE presents a virtual event with a panel of Ontario family lawyers and professionals.

Problems of the Rich & Famous: Solutions & Supersized Teams

with Russell Alexander, Carrie Heinzl, Jason Kwiatkowski & Jarret Johnston

Wednesday, November 2nd at 12 PM EST

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The panel of Ontario-based family lawyers and financial family law professionals will be sharing their insights on the nuances of navigating family law matters with high-profile and high-net-worth clients.

The panelists will be covering the following topics:

1. The need for privacy & security

2. Obtaining disclosure
• Importance of Quality Record Keeping
• Income assessments & business valuations
• Uncooperative directors & shareholders

3. Small, medium & large size business
• Keeping funds in the business – income and support implications
• Family trust considerations
• Complex organizational structures

4. The role of adult children & the Greek Chorus

5. Advantages & Disadvantages of Process Options:
• Court
• Closed mediation – ADR
• Collaborative Divorce
• Saving the Golden Goose

6. Dividing Assets
• Corporate restructuring
• Delayed Equalization Payments
• Market Conditions
• Gross ups – Using the family business to your disadvantage

7. Tax planning & advice

8. Spousal Support
• Incomes over $350,000
• Rule of 65
• Consideration of Large capital equalization

9. New Partners: Support considerations and Estaand Estate / Legacy Planning

10. Famous or Infamous!

There will also be a dedicated Q&A segment as part of the presentation. The panelists invite our audience members to send in their questions in advance with their registration and they will do their best to address the question.

Registration is complimentary and all are welcome. Registrants will receive an email via Zoom upon registration with their login details for the event.

To respect confidentiality, all attendees’ identities will remain anonymous to other audience members.

Attendees who provide their feedback to our team will receive a complimentary advanced copy of Russell Alexander’s e-book following the webinar.

*Please note that all of the content provided in the presentations is intended to provide general information and should not be construed as legal advice.

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For a full list of our upcoming webinars, visit us HERE.


Russell Alexander, Family Lawyer

Russell Alexander

Russell is the Founder and Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. With over 20 years of experience, Russell offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Collaborative Family Law. He uses his experience with a client-focused approach by creating unique solutions for each of his clients to enable them and their families to move forward with their lives in a compassionate and collaborative manner.

Carrie Heinzl

Carrie Heinzl, HBSc., CDFA

Carrie Heinzl is the founder Fairmore Family Law Financial Solutions. Fairmore offers independent, fact-based financial analytics and settlement insights to individuals and couples working through separation and divorce. Carrie is an active collaborative process trainer, co-teaching the introductory program for new collaborative professionals and advanced level trainings for the seasoned practitioner. Carrie has taught statistics, research methodologies and psychology at college and university levels. In addition, Carrie has presented at conferences for the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario Annual Conference, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Jason Kwiatkowski - Partner and President of Valuation Support Partners Ltd.

Jason Kwiatkowski, CPA, CA, CBV, ASA, CEPA

Jason is a founding partner and the President at Valuation Support Partners Ltd., a professional services firm specializing in providing the business and legal communities with business valuation, litigation support and exit planning advisory services. Jason is an independent financial neutral and has completed numerous business valuation and expert reports including income assessments for various purposes. Jason has testified before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as an expert witness in business valuation and damages quantification. Jason has authored many articles and spoken before various professional and business groups.

Jarret Johnston, Family Lawyer

Jarret Johnston

Jarret practices primarily in Family Law specializing in litigation, collaborative, and traditional settlement work. Jarret also offers services in Wills and Estates, and Real Estate. Jarret sits on the executive for the Kawartha Collaborative Practice, the executive of the Victoria Haliburton Law Association, and is a Director for the Children’s Services Council. Jarret is passionate about getting his clients the best result possible with the least amount of financial, mental, and emotional damage, whether in the boardroom or courtroom.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.