William F.J. Hood, Q.C.

Legal Assistant:
Debbie Fitch

Profile:
Bill works extensively in the areas of corporate and commercial law and as counsel in commercial litigation. In addition, he serves as the chairman of arbitration tribunals and as a single arbitrator in labour and commercial disputes. With a sound working knowledge of accounting concepts, Bill understands the preparation and analysis of financial statements. He is an active shareholder, director and officer of several private business corporations concerned with commercial real estate and retail sales.

Education:
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (1974)
Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan, (1973)
Bachelor of Commerce with Great Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (1972)

Seminars, Presentations and Publications:
Canadian Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting on Arbitration vs. Litigation (2001)
Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. on Shareholders’ Rights (1998)
Canadian Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting on Arbitration (1995)
Continuing Legal Education [CLE] in Saskatchewan on Due Diligence in the Purchase and Sale of a Business (1994) and Venture Capital (1991)
Law Office Management, Saskatchewan Bar Admission Course

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Saskatoon Bar Association

Legal Assistant:
Amy Stead

Profile:
Bob works in many aspects of commercial law, including real and personal property security, commercial real estate, banking law, insolvency, builders’ liens, security enforcement, and leases. His experience also encompasses commercial litigation and wills and estates. His many years’ experience working with the Canadian Bar Association provides him with an important national perspective on Canadian law.

Education:
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (1977)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan (1976)
Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan

Awards & Distinctions:
Appointed Queen’s Counsel (1989)
Recipient, Law Society of Saskatchewan Scholarship
Recipient, Award for Highest Average in Combined Arts and Law Program

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Past President and Board Member of the Saskatchewan Legal Education Society
Past Saskatchewan Representative to the Canadian Bar Association [CBA] National Executive Committee
Past Chair, CBA Branch Presidents and Vice-Presidents Committee
Past President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Branch of the CBA
Past Member of the Court of Queen’s Bench, Bar Judicial Council
Past Vice-Chair, Saskatchewan Gaming Commission
Past Member, Saskatchewan delegation to Uniform Law Conference of Canada
Past Chair, Civil Litigation North Section, Saskatchewan Branch, CBA
Past Member of Vestry, St. Timothy’s Anglican Church

Legal Assistants:
Santana Flegel
Grace Beck

Profile:
Beaty works extensively in tax, estate planning, and corporate reorganizations. He has prepared documentation respecting Wills, trusts (both inter vivos and testamentary) and legal documentation needed to reorganize share ownership in corporations and to facilitate succession planning and sales to third parties. Beaty has acted as counsel for taxpayers in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, including counsel in several reported decisions of the Tax Court of Canada. Beaty has been selected by peers as a leading practitioner in the 2014-2021 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® (Estate & Tax Planning, and Corporate Tax Litigation).

Education:
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1985
Bachelor of Laws, 1984, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Commerce, with Distinction, 1983, University of Saskatchewan

Seminars, Presentations and Publications:
Lectured in Corporate Law, Saskatchewan Bar Admissions Course (1991-2003)
Presented papers at the Prairie Provinces Tax Conferences, presented by the Canadian Tax Foundation (1989, 2001, 2010), and chaired the CRA Round Table Session (2014)
Presented papers for Continuing Legal Education in Saskatchewan: Trusts – Pros and Cons in Light of New Tax Rules (2019), The Use of Trusts in Estate Planning and the RDSP (2014), Tax Consequences in Preparing Wills (1992, 2002), Tax Issues in Estate Planning and Succession (2004), The Purchase and Sale of a Business (1994, 2000), Taxation of Businesses (1996), Tax and Planning Issues for The Small Business (2009), the Goods and Services Tax (1990, 1993) and Ethics Workshop for Corporate Commercial Lawyers (2010)
Co-Presented a paper at the STEP Canada 2014 National Conference on “Enduring Powers of Attorney: A Necessary Evil”
Published extensively, including articles in the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal

Memberships and Associations:
Chair, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP], Saskatchewan Branch (2014-2017)
Chair, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP], Awards Committee, (2017-2021)
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP], Trust and Estate Technical Committee (2012-2020)
Chair, Tax/Wills & Trusts North Section, Saskatchewan Branch, Canadian Bar Association (1991-93)
Governor, Canadian Tax Foundation (2001-04)
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners [STEP]
Member, Senior Estates & Trusts Practitioners’ Forum
Member, Editorial Board of the Estate Trusts and Pensions Journal (since 2011)

Legal Assistant:
Michelle Dogniez

Profile:
Tim’s practice is primarily in the area of contracts, corporate and commercial law. He is certified with the NHL Player’s Association Agent Program and negotiates contracts on behalf of professional hockey players.

Education:
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (1985)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan (1983)
College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan (1977-80)

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Appointed Agent for the Attorney General for Saskatchewan, 1986
Certified Member, NHL Players Association Agent Program
Past President, Riverside Country Club

Legal Assistant:
Sabra Bohnke

Profile:
Terry was admitted to the bar in 1989 and has been a partner at the firm since 1999. He is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience before all levels of courts in Saskatchewan and numerous tribunals. He has trial and appeal experience before the Federal Court of Canada and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared before superior courts in other provinces.

His most notable case is the patent infringement case of Monsanto v Schmeiser, in which he represented Mr. Schmeiser all the way from trial to the Supreme Court of Canada. The case is the subject of numerous documentaries on the topic of genetically modified food. The court drama was even made into a play, Seeds.

Terry’s current litigation focus is in commercial and agricultural law, product liability, personal injury, malpractice and intellectual property. He has been a trade-mark agent for over twenty years. He also teaches trial advocacy at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law as a sessional lecturer.

Education:
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (1989)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan (1988)
Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (1984)

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association

Legal Assistant:
Lynne Framingham

Profile:
Bill’s practice is primarily in civil litigation, particularly commercial litigation, family law and employment law, as well as criminal defence. He also practises in the area of real estate, including residential and commercial transactions. Bill has appeared as counsel in all levels of Courts in Saskatchewan, including Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal as well as some Boards and Tribunals.

Education:
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (1990)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Saskatchewan (1989)
Bachelor of Arts (Adv.) with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (1986)

Seminars, Presentations and Publications:
Presented papers for professional development requirements of The Law Society of Saskatchewan on litigation matters including expert witnesses, employment matters, and interspousal contracts (2018)
Presented paper on Termination of Employment at Employment Law Seminar (2014)
William P. Langen, “The Federal Child Support Guidelines – Will They Reduce Litigation?”, The Advocate (1997)

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Civil Litigation and Family Law North Sections, Saskatchewan Branch, Canadian Bar Association
Member and past District Governor, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers Association

Legal Assistant:
Ashlee Hogan

Profile:
Mike works in many aspects of corporate and commercial law, including corporate structuring, unanimous shareholders’ agreements, partnerships, limited partnerships, securities law, business purchase and sales, real and personal property security and commercial real estate. Mike also practices in estate planning and taxation law, focusing primarily on business and personal tax planning matters and corporate reorganizations.

Education:
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II and III)
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (2006)
Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2005)
Bachelor of Commerce with Great Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2004)

Awards & Distinctions:
Stikeman, Elliott – Carswell National Tax Award (2005)
Goldenberg Prize in Taxation (2004)

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners [STEP]
Member, Estates & Trusts Practitioners’ Forum
Member, Saskatoon Estate Planning Council

Legal Assistant:
Michelle Dogniez

Profile:
Amanda is a partner with Stevenson Hood Thornton Beaubier LLP in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has completed Parts I, II and III of the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, In-Depth Tax Course and holds a Masters (Tax Law) from York University. Amanda has over a decade of experience in acting as counsel in disputes with Canada Revenue Agency on matters of income tax, GST, and employment insurance matters, and she has appeared in front of the Tax Court of Canada, and also the Saskatchewan Provincial Court (with respect to criminal tax evasion matters). Amanda has also successfully represented numerous taxpayers in connection with applications for rectification and remission.

Amanda received her Trust and Estate Practitioner Designation in 2018. In addition to her litigation practice, Amanda provides counsel in connection with complex estate planning matters. This includes corporate reorganizations, strategic planning with owner-manager businesses to assist in transition and succession of the business enterprise and working with high-net worth business families to resolve and negotiate disputes.

Amanda teaches Wills & Estates at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law and was the winner of the Provost’s College Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018. She was the founding chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Young Practitioner group in Saskatoon and is a former Adviser to the Canadian Tax Foundation Board of Governors. She currently holds the position of Program Chair for the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Amanda has been selected by peers as a leading practitioner in the 2021 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert ® (Estate and Personal Tax Planning).

Education:
Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), Professional LLM (Tax Law) (2017)
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II and III)
2012 Tax Law for Lawyers Conference
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (2008)
Bachelor of Laws with Great Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2007)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Great Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2004)

Awards & Distinctions:
Best Newsletter Article Written by a Young Practitioner Award (Canadian Tax Foundation) (2018)
Provost’s College Award for Teaching Excellence for the College of Law (2018)
Finalist, Year 3 Project Award, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, In-Depth Tax Course (2015)
Cam Partridge Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award (2010)
Law Society of Saskatchewan Silver Medal (2007)
Ron Fritz Prize in Law (2007)
Donald Alexander McNiven Prize (2007)
William Elliott Scholarship (2004)

Seminars, Presentations and Publications:
Amanda S.A. Doucette and Lee Braaten, “A Primer on the Taxation of Shareholders and Directors”, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2018.
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Make Voluntary Disclosures Before March 2018?”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 8, No. 1, February 2018.
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Voluntary Disclosure Program Cut Back”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 7, Number 3, August 2017
Amanda S.A. Doucette and Britney Wangler, “Normal Borrowing by CCPC Owners can Create an Income Inclusion”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 7, Number 1, February 2017
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “SCC Upholds Third-Party Civil Penalties”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 5, Number 3, August 2015
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “The Budget Proposal on Alternative Arguments: Too Broad?”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 5, Number 3, August 2015
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Filing a Notice of Objection Could Result in Increased Assessed Tax Payable”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 4, No. 4, November 2014
Amanda S.A. Doucette and Jayson Peace, “Best Practices for People who are Practising Tax”, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2014
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Remission Order Advances Payment of BlackBerry Refund”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 4, No. 2, May 2014
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Rectification in Quebec”, Canadian Tax Highlights, Volume 22, No. 2, February 2014
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Conocophillips Canada: The Jurisdictional Obstacle Course”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 4, No. 1, February 2014
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Rectification: Judicial Shift”, Canadian Tax Highlights, Volume 21, No. 4, April 2013
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “”Advisor Penalties Revived by FCA”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 3, No. 3, August 2013
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Advisor Penalties Derailed by TCC”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 2, No. 4, November 2012
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Abolishing Perpetuities and Accumulations in Saskatchewan”, Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal, Volume 31, No. 3, May 2012
Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Reliance on the Minister’s Reply in a Tax Court Appeal”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 1, No. 3, November 2011
Beaty F. Beaubier, Michael J. Deobald, Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Some Do’s and Don’ts in Documenting Transactions and Fixing Mistakes”, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2010
Beaty F. Beaubier and Amanda S.A. Doucette, “Resignation, Removal and Replacement of Executors and Trustees – A Saskatchewan Perspective”, Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal, Volume 28 (2009)

Memberships and Associations:
Program Chair/Sponsorship Chair, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Saskatchewan Branch
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
YP Advisor, Canadian Tax Foundation Board of Governors (2016-2018)
Chair and Founder, Saskatoon YP Tax Group (2016-2018)
Past-President, Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Canadian Bar Association

Legal Assistant:
Laura Scherr

Profile:
Kim has practiced with the firm since she completed law school in 2009 and became a Partner in 2019. Kim’s practice commenced primarily in the area of litigation and she has successfully appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Saskatchewan and has also appeared as counsel before the Federal Court of Canada.

Over the years, Kim’s practice has focused on civil disputes, including business and employment disputes, estate disputes and family law. While Kim has extensive litigation experience, her focus is to work with clients to explore creative options to achieve long term solutions in a timely and economical way.

Kim works with individuals, couples and families in regard to a variety of family law issues. In addition to her court room experience, Kim is a Recognized Family Mediator. Kim has additional training to provide legal coaching, mediation and legal services, both in person or online and can discuss with clients a variety of options to determine a process that is best suited to their needs. Regardless of the process, Kim’s focus is to find practical and long-term solutions for her clients. Her goal is not to find quick band aid solutions, but to work with individuals, couples or families as they transition in their relationship.

Kim has years of experience drafting prenuptial and cohabitation agreements and dealing with family law matters that arise in conjunction with corporate or estate succession planning. Kim also works with clients as they transition out of a relationship to address issues such as parenting plans, child support, spousal support, division of family property and divorce. Kim recognizes that even if a marriage ends, a family does not, and feels it is important to preserve as much civility as possible for parents and their children as they transition through a separation or divorce.

Outside of the practice of law, Kim is a mother to two young children that keep her busy and entertained on a daily basis.

Education:
Family Mediator for the purpose of section 44.01 of The Queen’s Bench Act, 1998
Online Dispute Resolution Training (2020)
Family Mediation Training (2020)
Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence for Family Law Practitioners (2020)
Brain Story Certification (2020)
National Family Law Conference (2014, 2016 & 2018)
Divorce & Taxes Seminar (2014)
Divorce & Family Mediation Training (2012)
Trial Advocacy Workshop (2010)
Admitted to Saskatchewan Bar (2010)
Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2009)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2006)

Awards & Distinctions:
Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association Prize (2009)
Canadian Bar Association Award of Excellence (2009)
Walter and Hertha Tucker Fellowship (2009)
Derek Burton Memorial Award (2009)
John Beke Prize for Children and the Law (2009)

Publications:
Kimberly D. Visram, “Till Death Do Us Part, or Does It? When Spousal Support Obligations Extend Beyond the Grave”, Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal, Volume 37 (2018)

Kimberly D. Visram, “Spousal Succession Rights upon Death in Saskatchewan”, Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal, Volume 38, No. 2 (2019)

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan Inc.
Member, ADR Institute of Saskatchewan
Member, ADR Institute of Canada
Volunteer, Pro Bono Saskatchewan
Volunteer, Family Legal Assistance Clinic
Editorial Committee, The Saskatchewan Advocate






Legal Assistant:
Nicole Bell

Profile:
Kirsten practices in corporate and commercial law and works extensively with clients who are buying or selling a business or engaging in other commercial transactions. Her practice also includes corporate structuring, commercial real estate and leases. Kirsten also practices in the areas of estate planning and taxation law, including corporate reorganizations.

Education:
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, In-Depth Tax Course (Parts I, II and III)
CBA Tax Law for Lawyers (2012)
Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar (2011)
Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2010)
Master of Science in Biology, University of Saskatchewan (2006)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology, University of Saskatchewan (2002)

Memberships and Associations:
Member, Law Society of Saskatchewan
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation