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, holds 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, 6 being at BMO, he has developed the ability to provide clear and concise advice to a variety of clients during their most stressful life events.
Senior Estate and Insurance Advisor
Karen has more than 35 years of experience in the Financial Services & Insurance Industry. Karen provides comprehensive advice for personal and corporate estate and insurance. Areas of expertise include estate creation and preservation techniques and corporate financial security planning, all with an emphasis on taxes and liquidity.
Her work is especially key toward delivering exceptional client experiences to all advisors and clients across Eastern Ontario.
Director – Wealth Planning
Tyler has always been passionate about helping people, especially with their finances. After being accepted into the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, Tyler quickly learned the importance of financial management and switched his degree major from Marketing to Finance. Once graduated, Tyler started to pursue his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation to further his grasp on the financial landscape we all are navigating. At BMO Private Wealth, he now uses this knowledge to provide customized solutions to serve the unique needs of his clients.
Chris Markou, LL.B, BA (Hons)
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.
Tara joined BMO Bank of Montreal in 2007 working in various roles in the branches in Ontario and British Columbia before joining the Private Bank in 2018.
Tara has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (majoring in Law) from Ottawa’s Carleton University and is a registered mutual fund investment representative in the Province of Ontario.
Pamela Wheeler, MTI
Director – Estate & Trust Services
Pamela administers a diverse account portfolio of Estates, Trusts, EnCircle and Continuity Accounts. She works closely with clients to ensure a meaningful and enriching experience with BMO Private Banking. Using a holistic approach, Pamela collaborates with her colleagues to design integrated solutions to enable clients to help achieve their personal wealth goals. Pamela’s goal is to empower clients with comprehensive and customized solutions, resolving complex situations through coordinated and proactive wealth plans.