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.
Danny Guarnieri, CPA, CA
Director, Wealth Planning
Danny offers personalized wealth management advice to high-net-worth BMO clients. He identifies each client’s needs and objectives and determines their financial position in order to develop a comprehensive plan that simplifies complex matters such as financial, tax, estate and business succession planning. In addition, Danny draws on his extensive experience in a private practice to develop quality plans and educate clients on the risks and opportunities inherent in these plans.
Danny joined BMO Wealth Management in 2017. He began his career in 2006 with the international accounting firm Deloitte, where he gained significant experience auditing large public and private corporations. After completing a master’s degree in taxation in 2013, he joined Deloitte’s tax services where he specialized in tax planning and compliance for public and private corporations. In 2015, Danny joined the tax department of Richter LLP, where he developed his knowledge of tax planning and restructuring for private corporations and business owners.
Senior Vice President, Financial Security Advisor
Jean-François provides Canadian investors with insurance solutions to enhance their wealth. He has been with BMO Financial Group since 2014 and has worked with national accounts for over 15 years, helping high-net-worth families increase their wealth, realize substantial tax savings, and develop their business succession plans.
Jean-François has completed rigorous training and acquired over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Karine G. Précourt
Director, Wealth Planning and Tax
Karine advises high net worth families, professionals and entrepreneurs on complex issues involving taxation and wealth planning. She is part of an integrated team of specialists who work in financial, tax and estate planning. With her knowledge of taxation and legal matters acquired in financial institutions and private practice, she offers customers leading expertise and valuable advice to assist them with their personal and corporate planning. Karine excels in the art of suggesting appropriate solutions to issues involving wealth management, tax and estate planning, philanthropy, and new wealth.
Karine has more than 13 years of experience in law and taxation. In the course of her career she has held various positions of increasing responsibility in tax and estate planning. Working for legal firms and an accounting firm, she has handled tax issues for entrepreneurs, businesses and wealthy families. She has also worked with investment firms, supporting financial services advisors, their clients, and the professionals who work with them. She has intervened in several tax planning cases involving individuals, estates, and companies.
She has published numerous articles on taxation and participated in several media initiatives. Karine is involved with several charitable institutions and the Fondation HEC Montréal with the goal of engaging graduates in the institution’s projects. She sits on committees of the APFF, an organization dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and the improvement of its members’ taxation skills.
Vice President, Business Advisory & Succession Planning
Building relationships with clients is paramount to becoming a trusted advisor. Mathieu’s goal is to develop rapport with clients through open communication, trust and exceptional service. Leaning on his diverse background and experience, Mathieu provides guidance to private business owners and families in the areas of business succession, transition, growth through acquisitions, sell-side M&A, and valuations for the purposes of wealth planning and exit planning.
Prior to joining BMO Wealth Management in 2018, Mathieu has over 10 years of experience with national and Big 4 accounting firms. Working within the M&A Transaction services Group, he advised private company owners across multiple industries, with business enterprise values ranging from $3 million to +$100 million on all aspects of the M&A transaction process, from the initial analysis of financial and operational performance to the closing of the transaction (i.e. divestitures, acquisitions, due diligence, projections/financial modeling, and business valuations). Other areas of experience include corporate restructuring and insolvency, financings, and corporate audits.
Director, Tax Planning
Olivier is part of the specialized planning team within BMO Wealth Management where he acts as a tax and estate planner. His main focus is to assist high net worth clients and their families in reaching their objectives by making complex tax issues understandable, managing risks and identifying opportunities.
Olivier was called to the Quebec Bar in 2012. After completing his master’s degree in taxation, he worked for a well-known law firm based in Montreal where he advised business owners and professionals on a multitude of corporate, personal, and trust taxation issues. He also provided tax planning assistance on many corporate reorganizations, and business transfers.
Olivier joined BMO Wealth Management in 2016. He works in collaboration with professionals at BMO Private Wealth.
Sylvie has been with BMO Bank of Montreal for more than 20 years, spending several years working in the branch network as Financial Services Manager and Branch Manager. In March 2015, Sylvie joined the BMO Private Banking team and, since January 2016, she has been a Private Banking Manager dedicated to providing services exclusively to BMO Private Wealth clients. Sylvie's vast banking experience and training in financial planning allows her to understand her clients' complex needs and respond with customized strategies.
Known for her level of commitment, she has earned her clients' trust over the years. According to Sylvie, an exemplary service is based on mostly intangible qualities, such as sincerity, solid relationships and respect. Her dedication and integrity are reflected in her desire to provide high quality private management solutions that are worthy of our distinguished clients' trust.
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.