Cory Hazael

Investment Advisor

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BMO Nesbitt Burns
76 King Street W
Cobourg, ON
K9A 2M3
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Our Partners

Our Partners

Carol Willes, MBA, LLM, TEP
Director, Estate Planning

Carol brings over 25 years of legal experience with 12 years of dedicated wealth and estate planning expertise to her role.  Always striving to provide meaningful, client-centered advice and solutions, she helps individuals and their families build a secure and purposeful legacy and find peace of mind in the context of their entire wealth story.

Carol assists affluent clients from many backgrounds to comprehend their present circumstances and to develop that future legacy. By helping people focus on what is most important to them – their family, their community, financial security and more – she develops distinctive estate planning options for clients as part of an integrated team of wealth planning specialists that supports those clients through their entire life journey.

Chris Markou
Director, Estate Planning

Chris advises high net worth individuals and families on specialized Estate & Trust solutions as part of an integrated wealth planning team.

Chris draws on his prior experience as an estates lawyer in private practice to assist BMO clients with complex estate and trust planning solutions in a variety of contexts. He provides support and direction on matters related to estate, gift and tax planning, succession planning for business owners, charitable giving and planning for family members with special needs.

Prior to joining BMO Wealth Management, Chris operated his own law firm, worked as in-house counsel with an insurance company, and worked in the estates and real estate groups in one of the largest and oldest law firms in Brampton, Ontario. Chris has been actively involved in the community as a member of numerous boards and committees, and has chaired and presented at several programs for the Ontario Bar Association.

Karen Gowdy
Estate and Insurance Advisor

Karen has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industry. Her work is especially key toward delivering exceptional client experiences in the areas of sales and support to all Advisors and clients across Eastern Ontario.

For Karen, family is first. It is a deeply held belief brought to life by the core purpose she shares with her team at BMO Estate Insurance Advisory Services: We protect and care for our families and yours. Karen has a family at home and a family at work – her high-performing team of Phil Comtois and Jon Love.

Karen is the embodiment of the team’s key differentiator, one that ensures every advisor and client are given the full attention they deserve: We lead by making every case the most important one we have.

Louise-Philippe de Seve-Bergeron, LL.B, M.Fisc., TEP
Director, Tax Planning

As a tax specialist, Louis-Philippe provides information and guidance to individuals and businesses relevant to today’s complex tax environment. In order to coordinate the best client solutions, Louis-Philippe often works directly with our clients’ lawyers and accountants. The goal is to always ensure that a well-rounded team of professionals is working to improve our clients’ situation. Louis-Philippe is also fluent in both English and French.

Louis-Philippe, a lawyer holding both a Master of Taxation and the Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation, has worked extensively on corporate reorganizations and restructuring, estate planning, and establishment of trusts. He has consulted on intergenerational transfers, estate planning and transfers to key employees. With over 12 years of experience in an accounting environment, he has developed the ability to provide clear and concise advice to a variety of clients during their most stressful life events.