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Akua Carmichael, LL.B, J.D, TEP

Akua Carmichael (pronounced Ah Kwee Ah), LL.B, J.D, TEP as Director, Tax and Estate Planning

Akua is a lawyer and subject matter expert in tax and estate planning. Her estate planning expertise includes, tax and probate planning, corporate reorganizations, cross-border will and trust planning, charitable giving, planning for special needs beneficiaries, estate planning for pets, and incapacity planning. Akua’s experience includes working with owner-managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, seniors and parents of young families. Akua regularly provides tax and estate planning advice and opinions to advisors from various financial institutions and their clients.

Akua is a frequent speaker and presenter on estate and trust issues and has written published articles as an estate law contributor to Advisors Edge Report as well as other publications. She is also an estate law tutor with the Law Society of Ontario. Akua has appeared on local television to discuss wills and estates, estate planning for the business owner, and powers of attorney. Additionally, she is the author My Lifeprint, an estate planning manual and workbook.

Prior to joining Empire Life, Akua worked as a Senior Associate in the Estate Planning and Administration department of a law firm in Toronto. Akua holds a Bachelors of Laws degree (LL.B) from the University of Windsor and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Detroit Mercy. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Estate Planning Council of Toronto, the Ontario Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section), and the Christian Legal Fellowship. Akua is also fluent in French and Spanish.