Aubrie Girou is an Associate at the firm and a member of our Wills, Estates + Trusts Practice Group.
Aubrie’s practice focuses on estate planning, administration and litigation. She represents clients on estate, trust and incapacity matters. She also advises clients on incapacity and estate planning matters and assists clients with complex estate administrations. Her experience in litigation and administration directly informs her ability to provide thoughtful and appropriate planning advice.
Aubrie has assisted clients navigating times of change such as cohabitation, separation and divorce. She has experience dealing with wealth preservation through marriage agreements and estate planning.
At Alexander Holburn, Aubrie is a member of the Women’s Forum, a group dedicated to promoting business development and networking opportunities among our female lawyers, support staff and clients.
Aubrie both summered and completed articles with the firm. Prior to her articles, Aubrie completed a clerkship with the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Aubrie has represented clients in trials in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia. She also appears regularly in Supreme Court Chambers.
Recent representative cases include:
- Re Quinn Estate, 2018 BCSC 365
- Devore-Thompson v. Poulain, 2017 BCSC 1289
Professional + Community Affiliations
- Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Member
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Vancouver Bar Association, Member
- Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, Wills Clinic, Volunteer
- 2016 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar
- 2014-2015 Judicial Law Clerk, British Columbia Supreme Court
- 2014 J.D. University of British Columbia
- 2010 B.A. University of British Columbia
Publications + Presentations
- 2018, “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way”, BC Business, Quoted
- 2018, “Multi-jurisdictional Wills”, CLEBC BC Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, Contributor
- 2017 – ongoing, “Power of Attorney Act”, CLEBC Annotated Estates Practice, Contributor
- October 2017, “He Was ‘Just There’: Predatory Marriage Declared Void in BC Due to Incapacity”, LexisNexis Canadian Family Law Matters, Author
- June 2017, “Broken Heart, Lost Trust: Trust Planning that Fails to Account for Family Realities”, LexisNexis Canadian Family Law Matters, Author
- January 2017, “The Zombie Effect: Can Inter Vivos Estate Planning Tools Survive Death?”, Pacific Business Law Institute, Co-Author
On A Personal Note
Away from the office, Aubrie spends her spare time with her husband and stepdaughter riding bikes, making pizza and dancing in the kitchen.