M. Jasmine Sweatman

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Managing Partner

Phone:
905­-337-3307

Fax:
905­-337-3309

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Jasmine Sweatman is the managing partner at Sweatman Law and is a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Jasmine has been practicing in Ontario for over 25 years after obtaining her law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1990 and provides services in estate litigation, estate planning, estate administration, real estate as well as some corporate law.

Prior to establishing Sweatman Law in 2006, Jasmine practiced for over 10 years at a top ranking national firm in downtown Toronto where she attained the title of Partner, as well as several years with a leading law firm in the Oakville area.

Jasmine holds various professional designations as a trusts and estates practitioner and in the field of elder law. Jasmine has been recognized by Lexpert® as a leading practitioner who is consistently recommended for estate litigation and estate planning and is repeatedly recommended in Charities/Not-For-Profit Law. She proudly sponsors the “Sweatman Award”, an award given annually to a key volunteer of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Greater Toronto Area RoundTable.

Jasmine advises executors, trustees, attorneys and beneficiaries regarding their rights, duties and responsibilities in resolving disputes, as well as in the management and administration of trusts and estates. She is a leading practitioner in the area of estates and power of attorney litigation, estates administration, substitute decision making, elder law, guardianship, and charities law. She provides expert strategy and advice as well as personalized and practical solutions for her clients.

Jasmine has authored Powers of Attorney and Capacity: Practice and Procedure (Carswell, 2014) and Bequest Management for Charitable Organizations (LexisNexis: 2nd edition pending 2016). She is also the editor of the O’Brien’s chapter on Powers of Attorney and authors the Powers of Attorney chapter of the annual publication on Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario (Canada Law Book). Jasmine is a frequent lecturer for continuing professional development programs as well as public education, has written numerous articles and blogs at www.sweatmanlaw.com.

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Published Works

  • Guide to Powers of Attorney, Canada Law Book, 2002
  • Bequest Management for Charitable Organizations, Butterworths, 2003
  • Editor, Powers of Attorney Chapter, O’Brien’s
  • Contributor, National Post, Gift Planning in Canada
  • Annual Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, Powers of Attorney Chapter, Canada Law Book

Classes/Seminars

  • Past Lecture, Trusts, Estates Planning and Administration, Ontario Bar Admission
  • Workshop Leader, Osgoode Professional Development seminars
  • Annotated Powers of Attorney, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Guest Speaker, Ontario Bar Association
  • Guest Speaker, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Guest Speaker, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Guest Speaker, Canadian Council of Churches
  • Guest Speaker, Estate Planning Council of Halton
  • Guest Speaker, Estate Planning Council of Mississauga
  • Guest Speaker, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Guest Speaker, Canadian Association of Gift Planners,
  • Greater Toronto RoundTable, Golden Horseshoe RoundTable, Kitchener-Waterloo RoundTable, Niagara Region RoundTable, National Conference

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Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Mediation: Estates, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship Litigation and Mediation
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Estate Administration
  • Charities

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estates and Trusts Law, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004
  • Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA)™
  • Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals, Osgoode Professional Development, 2013
  • Certificate in Negotiation, Osgoode Professional Development

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1992
  • Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1996

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.M. – 1999
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. – 1990
  • University of Toronto
    • B.A. – 1987
    • Honours: With Honors

Published Works

  • Guide to Powers of Attorney, Canada Law Book, 2002
  • Bequest Management for Charitable Organizations, Butterworths, 2003
  • Editor, Powers of Attorney, O’Brien’s Chapter
  • Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, Powers of Attorney Chapter of the Canada Law Book

Classes/Seminars

  • Past Lecture, Trusts, Estates Planning and Administration, Ontario Bar Admission
  • Workshop Leader, Osgoode Professional Development seminars
  • Annotated Power of Attorney, Law Society of Upper Canada

Honours and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada in the Specialty of Estates and Trusts, 2009 – Present
  • Leading Practitioner in Charities, Lexpert®
  • Sweatman Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association, Estates & Trusts Civil Litigation Charities and Not-for-Profit Sections, Member
  • CBA Elder Law Section, Executive
  • Halton County Lawyers Association, Member
  • Hamilton Law Association, Member
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP worldwide), Member
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Past Chair, Greater Toronto Area RoundTable
  • Lawyer Advisor Board™
  • Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee for Halton Region, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Halton, Past Chair, 2009 – 2011
  • Ontario Bar Association Trusts & Estates Executive, Past Chair, 2004 – 2005
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Past Committee Member, Certified Specialist Committee
  • Sick Kid’s Foundation Legacy Advisory Committee, Past Committee Member
  • Law Society of Upper Canada’s Certified Specialist committee, Past Committee Member
  • Ontario Bar Admission, Trusts, Estates Planning and Administration, Past Lecturer