Barbara Kimmitt practices in the area of Wills, Estates and Trusts. She assists clients with their personal estate planning, including the preparation of Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys, Personal Directives, and planning relating to business succession. Barbara represents clients who are personal representatives of simple or complex estates, including estates involving cross border considerations, or contentious matters. She also represents beneficiaries of estates or trusts, and can provide advice with respect to the rights of beneficiaries, and the obligations of personal representatives and trustees. Barbara has more than 20 years of experience in her area of the law.
Barbara joined Bennett Jones in 2005, and has been a member of the Alberta Bar since 1994. She has participated in many experts table meetings with the Alberta government for the development of law relating to Wills, Estates, and Trusts. She is currently a member of the Surrogate Rules Committee, which is an Advisory Committee established to make recommendations regarding the rules of court and court forms relating to surrogate (estate) matters. She is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta South, Wills & Trusts, and has held every position on the executive of that section. She has been an adjunct professor of the Wills course at the University of Calgary Law School, an instructor of the certified financial planners course and an instructor of the Bar Admission course and Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED). She has given numerous presentations to the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners, and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a long-time member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners.
For the past five years, Barbara has been consistently recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Estate & Personal Tax Planning.