M. Jasmine Sweatman

Managing PartnerSweatman Law Professional CorporationWills, Trusts & Estates (Ontario)

Jasmine Sweatman is Managing Partner at Sweatman Law Professional Corporation, a full-service firm providing customized legal services in the areas of resolution of disputes involving estates, trusts, and powers of attorney; wills planning for wealth preservation and families with special needs; the administration of estates and trusts; guardianships and capacity planning; family, divorce and collaborative law; charity and not-for-profit law; corporate law; and real estate. Jasmine is also the founding principal of Sweatman Windeyer Consultants, specializing in advising charitable organizations in bequest management and charitable giving.

Jasmine Sweatman is Managing Partner at Sweatman Law Professional Corporation, a full-service firm providing customized legal services in the areas of resolution of disputes involving estates, trusts, and powers of attorney; wills planning for wealth preservation and families with special needs; the administration of estates and trusts; guardianships and capacity planning; family, divorce and collaborative law; charity and not-for-profit law; corporate law; and real estate. Jasmine is also the founding principal of Sweatman Windeyer Consultants, specializing in advising charitable organizations in bequest management and charitable giving.

Her practice focuses exclusively on wills, trust, estate and related tax planning, powers of attorney, and estate administration, as well as resolving disputes involving estates, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney through litigation and mediation, as well as real estate.

Over the past 20 years, Jasmine has specialized in the areas of estates, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianship litigation, estate administration and planning, as well as alternative dispute resolution. She has appeared before all levels of the Ontario Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Prior to establishing Sweatman Law Firm in 2006, Jasmine practiced for 13 years at a top ranking national firm in downtown Toronto where she attained the title of Partner, as well as several years with a leading law firm in the Oakville area.

Jasmine is a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law and holds various other professional designations as a trusts and estates practitioner and in the field of elder law. Jasmine has been recognized by Lexpert as a leading practitioner in Charities and has been peer rated and listed by The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Estates and Trusts since 2009. She proudly sponsors the "Sweatman Award', an award given annually to a key volunteer of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Greater Toronto Area Round Table.

Jasmine advises executors, trustees, attorneys and beneficiaries regarding their rights, duties and responsibilities in resolving disputes, as well as in the management and administration of trusts and estates. She is a leading practitioner in the area of estates litigation, estates administration, substitute decision making, elder law, guardianship and charities law. She provides expert strategy and advice as well as personalized, practical solutions for her clients.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.M., 1999
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., 1990
  • University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.), 1987

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1992

Accreditations

  • Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals, Osgoode Professional Development, 2013
  • Certified Legal Specialist, Estates and Trusts Law, Law Society of Ontario, 2004
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1996
  • Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA)
  • Certificate in Negotiation, Osgoode Professional Development

Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association (including the sections on Estates & Trusts, Civil Litigation, and Charities and Not-for-Profits)
  • Canadian Bar Association (Executive, Elder Law Section; Past Chair, Trusts and Estates Section)
  • Halton County Lawyers Association
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners (Past Chair, Greater Toronto Area Round Table)

Awards & Honours

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (Estates and Trusts), 2009-
  • Lexpert, Leading Practitioner in Charities