Vice President, Tax Consulting, Private Client Group, Raymond James Ltd.
Debbie joined the investment services business after deciding to focus her time on helping people with their tax concerns through value-added services rather than through a fee-for service model utilized in public practice.
As part of our team of private wealth professionals, Debbie works with our financial advisors to guide their high net worth clients towards practical solutions to their tax issues. She has expertise in Canadian and U.S. personal tax, specific issues affecting U.S. citizens or Green Card holders, and cross-border tax (immigration and emigration). Debbie joined Raymond James in 2004 as the Tax Manager in Operations and then transferred to Private Client Solutions in 2013.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Debbie gained ten years of experience working in public practice as an expatriate tax manager at a major international accounting firm and articled at an accounting firm handling financial reporting and tax compliance for small business families. Debbie obtained her chartered accountancy designation (CA, CPA) in 1998. She also earned the U.S. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation (CRPC®) in 2018 to expand her perspective on the unique planning needs of our cross-border clients.
In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and travelling with her husband, and taking a particular interest in nutrition and fitness methods to age backwards.
Senior Trusts & Estates Counsel, Private Client Solutions
Janet Mason is Senior Trusts & Estates Counsel with Raymond James Ltd. She identifies strategies and potential considerations for high net worth individuals, and creates and delivers informative and entertaining presentations for Raymond James advisors and the public.
Prior to joining Raymond James in 2017, Janet was with a competitor where she successfully developed a similar role and, in the last year of her tenure, was responsible for her team’s process, professional development and deliverables. She regularly collaborated across divisions and led a special operations project involving various departments in Canada and the US.
Janet was one of less than ten in her Osgoode Hall Law School graduating class to achieve a specialized degree in litigation, dispute resolution and the administration of justice. Janet was also one of only 22 people in the province selected to complete articles by way of clerkship with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She was called to the Bar in 2006 and began her career as a litigator in private practice where she remained until 2014. Her focus was on business law and trusts and estates law. Janet has been published nationally on various legal topics and she has also taught law.
She acquired an extensive business background in the private sector prior to law school and has been an entrepreneur. Janet is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association.
Estate Planning Advisor, Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd.
“As a financial planner, my primary objective is to direct a holistic approach to building a client’s financial roadmap. I don’t take that stewardship and responsibility lightly, and appreciate the opportunity to build & maintain the trust that’s been given to me by offering sound advice, continued service & unwavering professionalism.”
- Uriah Kane, BA, CFP, CLU
Uriah Kane is a Tax & Estate Planning Specialist with Raymond James Financial Planning Ltd. Uriah’s central role with the firm is to provide advanced tax and estate planning solutions using a broad range of different insurance-related strategies. His attention to detail, ability to communicate, and desire to be of service to clients are all hallmarks of his professional practice.
Uriah was born in Duncan BC, and graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Policy Studies (a multi-disciplinary focus in Economics and Political Science), with a minor in Spanish, in April 2003.
In 2004, Uriah decided to pursue a career in financial services based on his keen interest in finance, and estate & tax planning. In addition to his 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree, and since joining the industry, Uriah has successfully completed his Life License Qualification Program (LLQP), Exempt Market Product (EMP) curriculum, Compliance Officer (CO) training, and Canadian Investment Funds course. In addition, Uriah also holds the esteemed Certified Financial Planner (CFP), & Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations.
Away from the office, Uriah also offers his time and expertise as an Advanced Case Study Grader with the Business Career College, and their Capstone Course, which is a mandatory curriculum requirement for candidates working towards their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
Outside of work, Uriah is actively involved in a number of administrative roles with his church, and volunteers his time in the community as an Executive Director with the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. For fun, Uriah enjoys playing golf, tennis & squash, participates in men’s league basketball, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters in the outdoors.
Raymond James – Kelowna Corporate Office
Suite 500 – 1726 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna BC, V1Y 9R9
Office Number: 250-979-2722