Elyssa Lockhart



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Education & Qualifications

  • F.E.A. Certificate (Ivey Business School, Western University, 2019)
  • JD (University of Victoria, 2001)
  • Faculty of Public Administration, D.P.S.M. (University of Victoria, 1998)
  • Faculty of Commerce, D.H.R.M. (St. Mary’s University, 1997)

Elyssa has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on their personal and business succession plans.

Elyssa has wide-ranging experience advising clients on wealth preservation strategies. She regularly drafts wills, trusts and other estate planning documents and assists clients with all aspects of the estate administration process. She also advises family business owner/operators on succession planning and business transitions, as well as business structuring, the acquisition and sale of corporate assets, and the windup and dissolution of businesses.

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Counsel, Fraser Valley Chapter
  • Board Member, Centre for Epilepsy and Seizure Education in British Columbia
  • Member, Board of Governors, University of the Fraser Valley (2014–2017)
    • Executive Committee (2015–2017)
  • Economic Development (Select) Committee, District of Mission (2012–2015)
  • 2014 BC Winter Games, Director of Protocol (2012–2014)
  • 2014 BC Winter Games, Board of Directors’ Nominating Committee (2011)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mission Literacy in Motion (2014–2016)
  • Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2006–2014)
    • President (2012–2013)
    • Government Affairs Committee Chair (2008–2012)
  • Rotary Club of Mission Mid-Day (2005 – 2014)
    • Secretary (2007–2009)
  • Affiliation of Multicultural Societies & Service Agencies (AMMSA) (2004–2009)
    • Executive Committee (2008–2009)
    • Director-at-large (2007–2009)
    • Membership Committee (2005 – 2007)
  • Presenter, “Navigating Corporate Issues Arising from Major Life Events” (2021)
  • Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, District of Mission (2015)
  • Citizen of the Year, District of Mission (2013)
  • Law Foundation Entrance Scholarship (University of Victoria, 1998)