Strategic team

Diplomas

Chambre des notaires du Québec (2010);

D.D.N., Université de Montréal (2009);

LL.B., Université de Montréal (2008).

Profile

French version is available here.

Pascale Villani joined BCF in 2008 as a student. She is now a notary in the BCF Wealth Protection team.

Ms. Villani drafts wills and protection mandates for clients preparing their estate planning. She also participates in the drafting of trusts, when appropriate, in collaboration with BCF’s tax team.

Ms Villani assists and counsels liquidators throughout the liquidation of estates, as well as trustees in their duties as administrators of the property of others. She also counsels beneficiaries and legatees on their rights.

Ms Villani has also developed an interest for international aspects of estate planning and estate settlements implicating the transfer of assets abroad.

She also counsels young professionals and other clients, with respect to their union: marriage contracts, agreements between common law spouses, changes in matrimonial regimes and modifications of marriage contracts already in place.

Ms Villani is also involved with young professionals : she often gives conferences on the importance of preparing an estate plan from a young age, as well as on the different agreements they can prepare with their married or common law spouses, when appropriate.

Ms Villani also assists families with respect to the homologation of protection mandates, when a family member becomes incapacitated. She also counsels mandataries in their duties.

Professional affiliations

  • Chambre des notaires du Québec

Conferences

  • "Do’s and dont's of international estate planning", in collaboration with Julie Loranger, presented at the D'Amico Family Wealth Management Group (2016);

  • "Préoccupations légales dans la vie d'un entrepreneur", in collaboration with Marianne Desrochers, given to young professionals (2016);

  • "Planification testamentaire, par où commencer", in collaboration, PWC (octobre 2015);

  • "Considérations légales dans la vie d’un entrepreneur", in collaboration with Natasha Girouard, TD Bank;

  • Faire un testament, est-ce une affaire de vieux?”, in collaboration with Marianne Desrochers, conference given to young professionals

  • "How to Avoid Trust and Estate Litigation", in collaboration with Julie Loranger, presented at the D'Amico Family Wealth Management Group, (2013 and 2014);

  • "Mythes et réalités des conjoints de fait”, conference given at PEAK Financial Group(2014);

  • "Oui je le veux : les implications légales de se marier... ou de ne pas se marier au Québec" (in collaboration), conference given to young professionals (2013);

  • "Initiation aux règlements de successions" (co-presenter), conference given to the members of the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF) and to the members of the Leave a legacy program, organization promoting planned gifts (2012);

  • "Initiation aux règlements de successions" (co-presenter), conference for BCF professionals (2010).

Involvement

  • Member of the business development comitee of BCF
  • Represents the office as a "Young Lawyer Liaison" with the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide network.

Contact

514 397-2676
pascale.villani@bcf.ca

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Assistant(s)

Rosalie Nadeau

514 397-6699 #3021
rosalie.nadeau@bcf.ca

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