Our Tax Lawyer and Financial Security Advisor


Zeina Khalife

Director, Wealth Planning and Tax

As a Tax lawyer and financial planner, Zeina advises high net worth families, professionals and entrepreneurs on specialized wealth planning solutions. Whether it’s thought leadership on estate planning, new family wealth, tax planning, or philanthropy, Zeina is dedicated to simplifying complex issues and providing practical and informed strategies. Zeina joined BMO in 2011 after several years as a tax lawyer in private practice. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2001.

Our Senior Wealth Planning Consultant


Raphaelle Nadeau

Director, Wealth Planning

Raphaelle offers BMO’s high-net-worth clients personalized wealth planning advice.  After identifying each client’s needs and goals and analyzing their personal and financial situation, she develops an appropriate plan that highlights the implications of financial, tax and estate planning and of business succession. Raphaelle draws on the skills she has acquired in a financial institution and an accounting firm to design quality wealth plans that raise her clients’ awareness of potential risks and opportunities.


Raphaelle joined the BMO Wealth Management Team in August 2018. She began her career in 2010 as a personal financial advisor with another financial institution. This experience provided her with in-depth knowledge of the financial products offered by financial institutions and enabled her to develop her financial advisory skills with a diverse clientele.


After completing her master’s degree in taxation in 2013, Raphaelle joined the tax team of Deloitte Montréal, the internationally renowned professional services firm. Over the course of her career at Deloitte, Raphaelle gained a wide range of experience in tax planning, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and tax compliance for individuals and businesses.

Our Director of Estate Planning


Chantal Moreau, D.D.N.

Director, Estate Planning

Chantal is a member of the BMO Wealth Management team as a Director, Estate Planning. Chantal assists high-net-worth clients in developing their customized estate plans. Chantal helps to ensure that the legal documents her clients put in place reflect their reality, their needs, and their objectives while maximizing their estate value and asset protection.


Chantal is a member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec. Prior to joining the BMO Private Wealth planning team, Chantal gained hands-on experience in the administration of estates, trusts, and protection regimes with BMO Trust Company.  Previously, Chantal worked as a notary in a private practice where she also settled estates and worked on non-contentious legal proceedings. This experience gave her a practical perspective on estate planning and equipped her to anticipate possible issues and propose effective solutions.


Chantal holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree and a Graduate Diploma in Notarial Law (D.D.N.) from Université de Sherbrooke. She is currently completing a specialization program in order to earn the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation.