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Tupman & Bloom LLP welcomes new Partner Melissa Saunders

March 24, 2021

Tupman & Bloom LLP is pleased to welcome Melissa Saunders as a Partner and announce the opening of its office in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Melissa began her career as an associate at an international Bay Street law firm in Toronto prior to moving her practise to her hometown of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador where she continued practice at a regional law firm. Melissa is called to the Bar in both Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador and now represents clients in both jurisdictions in estates, trusts and guardianship litigation.

Melissa represents clients on breach of trust claims, dependant support applications, will challenges, contested passings of accounts, as well as power of attorney and guardianship disputes.  Melissa is trusted counsel to various institutional clients, including trust companies, government agencies, charities, as well as individuals (both beneficiaries and fiduciaries).

Come see Melissa in our Toronto or St. John’s offices!

To learn more about Melissa, visit our website.

Tupman & Bloom LLP

We are skilled Estate and Trust Litigators. We regularly act as litigation counsel in complex disputes for, or against institutional and personal fiduciaries or beneficiaries. We have experience in all manner of Estate and Trust proceedings and regularly take matters to contested hearings, and appeals if necessary. We are involved in leadership positions in the Estate and Trust bar, and we frequently speak at conferences and continuing professional development seminars on the topic of Estate Litigation.

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Melissa Saunders

Tupman & Bloom LLP

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Wills, Estates, Trust


Ontario; Newfoundland and Labrador