Edward K. Kaye

Partner
Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • Phone: 604.824.7777 ext 112
  • Toll-Free: 1.800.677.8772
  • Fax: 604.824.7770
  • ekaye[at]waterstonelaw.com
  • Assistant
  • Sue Lawrence
  • 604.824.7777 ext 108
  • slawrence[at]waterstonelaw.com

Ed is a partner in our Chilliwack office and practices primarily in the area of Wills, Estates, Trusts, and Estate Disputes.

Ed advises clients regarding estate planning, trusts and estate administration matters, including wealth management issues, the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements, trusts and family business succession.

Ed also represents executors, administrators and trustees in administering estates, and acts for beneficiaries, executors and other claimants in matters and disputes involving testamentary capacity and claims governed by the Wills Variation Act, and Trust and Settlement Variation Act.  Ed is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Abbotsford, and a frequent lecturer on many topics related to Wills, Estates, and Elder Law.

Ed also acts for many businesses and real estate developers in the Chilliwack area, providing advice in a wide array of matters including the preparation of contracts, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance as well as real estate development including strata plans, subdivisions and corporate developments.

Outside of the office Ed is very active in community affairs, having been a Director and President of the Chilliwack-Fraser Rotary Club, a Director and President of the Chilliwack Family YMCA as well as the YMCA Endowment Foundation and a Director of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce. Ed has also been a Director, and is currently the President, of the Chilliwack Hospice Society.

Ed was born in Pennsylvania, and after being raised for a number of years in the United States, moved with his family to British Columbia in 1974.  Ed received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia before moving east to obtain his law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax.  On his return to British Columbia in 1989, Ed articled and practiced with a Chilliwack law firm before joining Waterstone in 1997.

Ed has a busy family life, and fills any spare time he can find participating in basketball, golf, and traveling.

What our clients have said about Edward K. Kaye

I first came into contact with Ed Kaye nearly 15 years ago when he was working on the other side of a transaction that I was involved with.  I was so impressed with Ed and his handling of the matter that I promptly moved all of my work over to… read more »

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1990)

Education

  • University of British Columbia (B.Sc. 1985)
  • Dalhousie University (LL.B. 1989)

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (Member)
  • Chilliwack Bar Association (Member)
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (Member)
  • The Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council (Member)
  • People's Law School & other community organizations (speaker on wills, estates, trusts, estate planning, and adult guardianship issues)

Other Activities

  • Chilliwack Hospice Society (President)
  • Chilliwack Fraser Rotary Club (Past President)
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association, Chilliwack & District (Past Director)
  • Chilliwack Family YMCA (Past President)
  • Chilliwack YMCA Endowment Foundation (Director)