Edgar Chana Law

Edgar Chana Law Professional Corporation is a boutique law firm that was founded in 2013 to provide high quality legal services at more reasonable rates. Ambie Edgar-Chana and Aaron Edgar had both previously established their practices at large Bay Street law firms and sought a better way to practice law, for their clients and for themselves.

Edgar Chana Law Professional Corporation practices solely in trusts, estates, and patents. Ambie leads the trusts, estates and charity/non-profit practice where she assists Canada’s largest banks and trust companies, financial advisors and their clients, as well as charities/non-profits. Aaron heads the patent practice where he serves start-ups and established technology companies that need to protect their technology at reasonable fees.

Meet Our Team

Ambie Edgar-Chana
Ambie Edgar-ChanaDirect: 416 907 9703
Ambie advises clients on tax-efficient will and estate planning, business succession planning, family and alter-ego trusts, and estate administration. Ambie also works with the largest trust companies and banks in Canada, as well as financial advisors and accountants, to assist their high net worth and professional clientele achieve their estate planning goals.

Ambie is an active member of the estate planning Bar. She is the author/editor of O’Brien’s – Wills and Trusts, Division V, one of the foremost resources for estate planning lawyers. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Toronto, is an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association, Trusts & Estates section, and has her designation as a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Ambie’s expertise has also been recognized by the media. She has provided quotes and advice to Canadian publications, such as MoneySense Magazine. Ambie is regularly asked to present to banks, trust companies, and Ontario Bar Association members on estate and trust related matters.

Ambie’s focus on estate planning began at law school where she was awarded the Margaret E. Rintoul Award for the highest standing in Estate Planning, was a Dean’s Honour List student and received the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize for academic excellence. After law school, Ambie practiced at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a large, full-service Bay Street law firm, for 7 years before establishing Edgar Chana Law.

Aaron Edgar
Aaron EdgarDirect: 647 478 9705
Aaron leads the firm’s patent practice. He is a registered patent agent in both the United States and Canada and has over nine years of experience gained at Canada’s top intellectual property law firms.

Aaron specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in areas including computer hardware and software, telecommunication networks, mobile devices and cryptography. Aaron also has expertise protecting inventions related to clean technology, financial services, medical devices and mechanical designs in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

Prior to entering into the practice of law, Aaron worked as an electrical engineer designing integrated circuits for a start-up telecommunications company.

As part of the estates and trust practice, Aaron advises clients on estate planning and estate administration matters. In his estate planning role, Aaron meets with clients to ascertain their estate planning goals and drafts tax-efficient planning documents. Aaron also assists clients with obtaining probate (Certificate of Appointment) and provides general estate administration advice.

Read more about Aaron Edgar in the news.

Giselle Oraa
Giselle OraaDirect: 647 479 7040
Giselle is a law clerk who assists in the estate planning, estate administration, and patent prosecution practices of the firm. Giselle also performs general office administration duties. In the estates practice, she assists with preparing first drafts of client’s estate planning documents and preparing probate applications (Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with or without a will) for individual and corporate applicants. In the patent practice, Giselle assists with client’s filings in both the Canadian and U.S. patent offices, docketing key dates, and reporting patent office correspondence to clients.

Giselle attended Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and is a graduate of the law clerk diploma program where she made the Dean’s Honours List for three terms in 2014 and 2015.

David Kanhai
David KanhaiArticling Student
David Kanhai is an articling student who works in both the estate planning and estate administration practice as well as the patent prosecution practice at the firm. David assists in the preparation of drafts of estate planning and trust documents and the preparation of probate applications. David also prepares drafts of patent prosecution documents, including applications to the Canadian and U.S. Patent Offices as well as assisting in responding to office actions.

David attained his LL.B. at the University of Exeter in England and after returning to Canada completed his Master of Laws at the University of Toronto, focusing on Intellectual Property. David attended McGill University for his undergraduate degree, concentrating in Biomedical Science.

Rio and Coco
Rio and CocoFirm Greeters
Rio and Coco are the firm’s chihuahuas that are always excited to meet clients. On your visit to the firm’s Toronto office you will likely see the dogs through the glass doors. Rio likes to sit patiently outside the board room waiting for Ambie to finish her meetings. Coco is always interested to see if clients are willing to pet her.

Rio and Coco were featured in Precedent Magazine in an article about lawyers and their dogs.

Services

News

Ambie Obtains the TEP Designation with the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners

As of 2017, Ambie was awarded the Trust and Estate Practitioner ("TEP") designation by Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners Canada (STEP Canada), which is the leading international organization for trust and estate professionals.  The Trust and

Ambie is the New Editor of O’Briens Forms – Wills and Trusts

As of 2017, Ambie became the new Editor of the O'Briens Volume on Wills & Trusts.  This publication is considered to be one of the foremost resources for estate planning lawyers on Wills and Trusts

Meet Us At INTA in Barcelona, May 20-24

Aaron Edgar and Ambie Edgar-Chana will be attending the International Trademark Association (INTA) 139th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain between May 20th and 24th. We are looking forward to meeting our international colleagues and further developing

David Bowie’s “Secret Love Children” and the Use of the Term “Issue” in Your Will

Lawyers for David Bowie’s estate have asked any “secret love children” of the late rock icon to step forward to claim a part of his estate. You may want to think about unknown heirs making

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When should you update your Will?

You should review your Will at least every five years to ensure that any major changes in your financial and personal circumstances are reflected in your Will and that it still reflects your wishes. There

Proposed Government Budget Approaches to Promote Innovation

Aaron Edgar was recently quoted in two Advocate Daily articles related to approaches the Federal Government may take in the upcoming budget to promote innovation. The First Patent Program is one approach that the House

Fast Track Patent Examination in Canada

Canada's advanced patent examination process can allow patent holders to gain a strategic advantage over potential infringers, writes Aaron Edgar in Lawyers Weekly. In the article, Aaron explains that Canada's advanced examination process can allow applicants to obtain

Ambie Presenting on Estate Planning for the Le Roy Financial Group

Ambie will be speaking as part of a seminar provided by The Le Roy Financial Group to its clients. The seminar is on estate planning and is aimed at maximizing family peace and minimizing the

Contact Us

Contact Us

e-mail:
info@edgarchanalaw.com
Telephone: (647) 479-7040
 

Our Office Locations

Toronto:
334 Adelaide St. West, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario M5V 0M1
 
Parking:
1) Street parking on the north side of Adelaide St.;
2) Outside parking lot at the northwest corner of Adelaide St. W. and Peter St.; or
3) Underground parking off Widmer St. between Adelaide St. and King St.
 
Mississauga:
Meeting at our Mississauga office is available upon request and is located near Square One.