Joe Fingerote | Watson Goepel LLP

Joe Fingerote Associate


I strive to establish a personal connection with our clients by taking time to listen to their stories, understand their needs, and provide tailored advice to help navigate the present, and prepare for the future.”

Joe is an Associate in our Business Law Group. With a general business law practice, Joe has a particular focus on wills, trusts, and estate matters for a variety of clients across a number of sectors.

Prior to his move to BC, Joe studied and practiced as a mediator in Saskatchewan via the mentorship program offered by the Dispute Resolution Office of the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice. Joe maintains his connection to Saskatchewan as a Coach and Mentor for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Student Moot programs at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Joe’s teams compete annually at the international level, most recently in Paris, Berkeley, and Chicago.

Prior to his legal career, Joe spent 20 years in the media industry with CBC Radio Two and other creative organizations, primarily in live music recording and broadcast.

When not working, Joe likes to continue his long-standing interest in music, albeit now from the audience perspective as a regular concertgoer and slightly obsessive record-collector.



  • J.D., University of Saskatchewan, 2017
  • Mus, University of Manitoba, 1996


  • British Columbia, 2018
  • Saskatchewan, 2018


Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

Member, Collaborative Divorce BC

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Signing Digital Legal Document on Tablet

28 July 2020

Contactless wills: Bill 21 to allow electronic wills in BC

With the introduction of Bill 21-2020, British Columbia has proposed a series of long-awaited amendments to its Wills, Estates, and Succession Act that will modernize the will-making process in the province. The proposed amendments will enable BC Courts to accept a will that is created, recorded, transmitted or stored on an electronic device (such as…

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