About Nadia Bechai
Nadia’s practice is dedicated to estate planning and administration. She has received the internationally recognized TEP designation, identifying her as a trusts and estates practitioner with demonstrated expertise in the field. She assists clients by preparing personalized, comprehensive and practical Wills, Powers of Attorney for Property and Powers of Attorney for Personal Care.
With over 14 years of experience as a lawyer, Nadia understands that each client has a unique family and financial situation, and a desire to have their estate plan effectively communicate their wishes. Nadia believes that preparing a Will is about more than setting out a distribution of assets; it is also an opportunity to communicate values and a way for clients to intentionally support causes that are important to them. Therefore, through a structured and efficient approach to estate planning, Nadia learns her client’s objectives and guides them toward making informed decisions, all while allowing the process to feel personable, compassionate and authentic. This supports her overriding objective: to provide her clients with peace of mind.
Nadia regularly works with clients in different stages of life, from those who are early in their careers, to those who are in retirement. Her clients span family units of various forms including people who are single, in common law relationships, married, separated or divorced. She is uniquely well-positioned to support owners of privately held businesses in developing their succession plans. Prior to establishing Bechai Law, she practised corporate law at a leading boutique firm where she advised privately held companies on their corporate structures and other commercial-related matters.
Nadia is an associate member of the Society of Trusts, & Estates Practitioners (STEP), the Estate Planning Council of Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association’s Wills, Trusts and Estates Section.
While no two clients are exactly alike, all:
a) have a desire to gain an understanding of how the distribution of assets plays out in practice,
b) wish to be intentional about their estate plan and are open to reflecting on their desired outcomes; and
c) want to ensure that their estate plan effectively reflects their wishes.