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250.762.5434
jody.pihl@pihl.ca


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Wills & Estates


EDUCATION

  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec - Bachelor of Commerce Degree
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia - Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)


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ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Kelowna Bar Association
  • Wills and Trusts Section Okanagan, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Director and Chair of Board of Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna Branch
  • Past Director of Autism Okanagan
  • Past Director of the ENSO Foundation


RECENT POSTS

Reasons To Review Your Estate Plan

March 13, 2018

Every adult should review their estate planning documents (including their Will, Power of Attorney, and Representation Agreement) on a regular basis. There are at least four good reasons to do  this: The nature of the assets comprising your estate will change over Federal and provincial laws which will affect your estate will also change over…


3 Essential Components of an Estate Plan


Modern estate planning is much more than just a Will and encompasses three key components – Powers of Attorney, Representation (Health) Agreements, and Wills. Every adult needs a Will.  Why? A Will is the best way to ensure that the people, charities and organizations a Will-maker cherishes most receive the benefit of an estate. A…


I have a will, but how do I know if I need to update it?

October 2, 2017

Just over one half of B.C. adults have a valid Will, yet many of us fail to regularly review our estate planning documents to ensure that they continue to reflect our current situation and wishes. Updating your will is important. A comprehensive personal and estate plan for B.C. adults includes not only a Will, but…



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Jody Pihl

Meet Jody

B.Comm., LL.B.

Jody provides a full range of legal services in the area of Wills and Estates including the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, representation agreements and planned giving. Jody also provides estate administration services by helping individuals administer the estates of their loved ones.

Jody’s relaxed and considerate approach is welcomed by clients, most of whom have many questions and are looking for personal guidance from a trusted advisor.

Jody joined Pihl Law Corporation in 1997 and has practiced primarily as a member of the defence litigation team. She now leads the Wills & Estates Department. Prior to joining Pihl, Jody worked as in-house counsel for a technology company.

Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Jody attended McGill University in Montreal, where she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree. She then moved to Halifax, to attend Dalhousie University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Law degree. Jody started her articles in Vancouver, and was called to the B.C. Bar, in Kelowna, in 1998.

Jody contributes significantly to our community through her many volunteer activities. She has focused the last decade on volunteering with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Kelowna), as a Board Member, Board Chair, and in cooperation with the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation with the Foundry Youth Mental Health Center. She has also been actively involved in Autism Okanagan and ENSO Society.