Episode 42 : Changing direction after committing to a profession



On this week’s episode, we are interviewing Mtre Richard P. Salis, B.A., LL.B., D.D.N., about his path to becoming a Notary specializing in wills, trust and estate settlement. After starting his legal career as a lawyer, he discovered a passion for helping individuals with their estate planning needs and took up studies to become a notary to better serve his clients. After years of developing a successful legal practice as a notary, he took his practice to the next level when he co-founded Levy Salis LLP, a multi-disciplinary boutique tax and estate planning law firm with his long-time friend and colleague, Mtre Shlomi Steve Levy.

Richard’s Growth Story Book Title: 

“The value of having grit”

What you’ll learn:

  • Richard is a Quebec Notary specialized in the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and trusts, the settlement of estates (“successions” under Quebec law), and matters of incapacity. Before becoming a Quebec Notary, Mr. Salis was a member of the Quebec Bar and practiced in the areas of civil litigation, corporate law, real estate law, and the settlement of Quebec estates.

Notable quotes:

  • “If you’re gonna do something, try finding an area of specialty. Distinguish yourself.” – As someone told to Richard very early on in his career.
  • “It’s important to ask a lot of questions, not go blindly into certain scenarios.” – Richard looking back on his years as a student wishing he had known more about the day-to-day of the law practice.

Show notes:

02:40 – Richard is a partner at Levy Salis LLP a growing legal and notarial firm.

09:35 – Richard grew in up in Côte Saint-Luc in Montreal.

15:55 – Richard decided to do his law degree at Université de Montréal in French after his undergrad at Mcgill.

47:45 – Richard invites you to check out Levy Salis LLP website and reach out to him for a consultation.