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 lawyer in Saskatchewan and as a mediator 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 sessional instructor with the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, where he teaches Negotiation to upper-year law students. Joe is also a guest lecturer at the U of S in Wills & Estates, in addition to coaching the College of Law competitive student moot teams. Joe’s mediation and negotiation students have competed across Canada and at the international level, most recently in Paris, Berkeley CA, 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


Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, Underused Housing Tax & Estate Planning Tools- April 2023
  • Speaker, Structured Notes and Estate Planning – May 2023

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Member, Collaborative Divorce BC
  • Board of Directors, Muzewest Concerts, Vancouver BC
  • Member, North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Recent news from Joe Fingerote

20 November 2023

How Do You Create a Will?

Creating a will is a crucial step in planning for the future and ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. While it may seem daunting, especially from a legal perspective, it’s a process that everyone should undertake to secure their family’s financial future. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps of…

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16 October 2023


Will: What it is and 7 Reasons Why You Need One

Life is filled with uncertainties, and while we all hope for the best, it’s crucial to prepare for the unexpected. One essential legal document that everyone should consider having is a will. As a Wills and Estates Lawyer in beautiful British Columbia, I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous peace of mind and protection that a…

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17 February 2022

Important Components of Estate Planning

You have probably heard the phrase, “With a will, there’s a way…” As estate planners, we take that quite literally! Good planning now can help reduce probate fees, taxes and unintended anguish for your beneficiaries, friends and loved ones, after you are gone. In previous weeks we talked about two of the fundamental elements for…

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9 February 2022

The Use of Trusts in Estate Planning

In our previous article, we have touched on the basics of setting up an estate plan. Apart from making a Will, you can also consider setting up your Trusts as part of your estate plan. Do you know an estate plan can include two types of trusts? Let’s recap on the concept of Trusts A…

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