Partner

Katharine

Zhang

Katharine is a Partner at Walsh LLP who practices in the areas of Wills and Estates, and Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Estate matters are deeply personal. Katharine’s practice focuses on understanding client priorities and a commitment to excellence. Her approach helps clients to feel at ease during difficult discussions.

Estate planning and administration considerations are unique and personal to each individual. With this in mind, Katharine places particular emphasis on meeting with clients to discuss their circumstances and objectives and the various options that are available to achieve those goals. Katharine also encourages clients who have a plan in place to review their documents periodically, as circumstances and objectives can change with new life events and stages.

Having advocated in all levels of court in Alberta, Katharine is aware of the significant time and cost involved when litigation occurs. Her approach to estate planning therefore includes, in addition to protecting and transferring assets, management and mitigation of potential disputes. Katharine also has extensive experience with assisting Executors obtain the necessary Grants and Orders required to administer an estate, and with beneficiaries who require advice to understand their rights and entitlements in the administration process. Recognizing that estate assets are hard-earned, Katharine’s approach to estate administration focuses on providing practical solutions for her clients and curtailing potential litigation when possible.

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Katharine now calls Calgary home. If you ask her whether she misses the buzz and bustle of Toronto, she might tell you to take a hike. Literally. If you’ve summited any of the mountains in the Canadian Rockies, you’ll get it – that’s a promise.

Education & Professional Development

  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), Queens University
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Calgary
  • STEP Canada (in progress)

Professional
Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association – Wills & Estates South Section Executive Committee Member
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Estate Planning Council of Calgary
  • STEP Canada
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