Lisa Laredo is the founder and principal at Laredo Law, where she has devoted her practice to the preparation of wills and the administration of estates.
Over almost two decades, Lisa has guided countless clients through some of the most sensitive and emotionally turbulent periods of their lives, earning a reputation for sophisticated and innovative counsel delivered in a uniquely personable and compassionate style.
After graduating from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law in 2004, Lisa honed her advocacy skills at a criminal law firm in Toronto, before broadening her horizons – both legally and geographically speaking – practising structured finance, asset finance and international law in the German office of a global law firm.
But it was only when she returned to Canada in 2007 that Lisa found her true calling, helping individuals with every aspect of their estate plans. And she has not looked back since, establishing Laredo Law as a firm of choice for ordinary Torontonians seeking tailored legal assistance for the protection of their legacies.
For much of that time, Lisa also acted for clients in a variety of real estate law matters, including family home purchases, commercial transactions and refinancings. Although she has moved on from closing real estate deals on a day-to-day basis, Lisa carries the experience from 15 years of navigating these complex and intricate processes into her estate and succession planning work, where property issues often play a prominent role.
Outside the office, Lisa also plays an active role in the legal community, as a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario and the Estate Planning Council of Canada. In addition, she recently obtained certification from STEP Canada via its coveted Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation.
As well as feeding her own constant hunger for further education through additional certifications, Lisa welcomes any opportunity to share her own legal wisdom with both her professional colleagues and the wider public. She regularly teaches accredited programs for lawyers, contributes to legal journals and speaks with a variety of news outlets and print media publications.