M. Jasmine Sweatman
Jasmine Sweatman is the founder of Sweatman Law, a firm providing legal services in the areas of litigation and resolution of disputes involving estates, powers of attorney and guardianship, wills, trusts, planning for wealth preservation, and families with special needs; the administration of estates, trusts, and residential real estate.
Jasmine’s practice focuses on estate litigation involving wills, powers of attorney, guardianship, as well as trusts, incapacity planning, estate administration, mediation, and real estate. She is also a founding principle of Sweatman Charity Consultants, specializing in advising charitable organizations in bequest management and charitable giving.
Jasmine was designated as a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2004. She has been recognized by Lexpert® as a leading practitioner in Estates and Trusts and Charities, and has been peer rated and listed by The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Estates and Trusts since 2009. Jasmine was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992 and as a solicitor (non-practicing) of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1996.
Jasmine is past chair (2009-2011) of the Estate Planning Council of Halton, past chair (2004-2005) of the Ontario Bar Association Trusts & Estates executive, a member of the Estates & Trusts Civil Litigation, Charities and Not-for-Profit sections Ontario Bar Association; and the executive of the CBA Elder Law Section. She is also a member of the Halton County Lawyers Association. She is a past committee member of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Certified Specialist Committee, and a past lecturer for the Ontario Bar Admission course in the area of Trusts, Estates Planning and Administration. Jasmine is a registered member of Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP worldwide), and a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (past chair of the Greater Toronto Area RoundTable). She proudly sponsors the Sweatman Award, an award given annually to a key volunteer of the CAGP GTA RoundTable. Jasmine has qualified as an Elder Planning Counselor, and as a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA), and she is a member of the Lawyer Advisor Board. She was appointed a regular member of the Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee (to 2014) for Halton Region.
Jasmine has authored Powers of Attorney and Capacity: Practice and Procedure (Carswell, 2014) and, along with contributors, Bequest Management for Charities in Canada (LexisNexis: 2nd edition 2017). She is also the editor of the O’Brien’s chapter on Powers of Attorney and authors with other members of the firm 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 and has written numerous articles.