Geoffrey W. White, Lawyer

Geoffrey W. White is the principal of the Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation.  He has received honours in Wills, Estates and Client Counseling.  Within the Canadian Bar Association, he is the Acting Chair of the National CBA Elder Law Section.  He is Past President of the Wills & Trusts (Okanagan) Section, and a member of the Charity Law Section and Tax Law Section.  He is Past President of the Kelowna Estate Planning Society and a past member of the Succession Law Reform Committee of the BC Law Institute.  He is also a member of the Kelowna Gift Planning Roundtable, the Central Okanagan Foundation Grants Committee, the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  Geoff is currently a director of the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support Society which operates BC’s only Elder Law Clinic with the support of the BC Law Foundation.

Geoff is a frequent lecturer at the BC Continuing Legal Education for lawyers on topics such as Trust law, Will & Estate matters, and Elder law.  In current projects, Geoff is a co-editor of the “BC CLE Probate & Estate Administration Practice Manual” and is helping to design the lawyer education program for BC’s new Wills, Estate and Succession Act, which took effect in 2014.