Chris Gorman, MBA, QAFP™, CLU® CHS®, CEA® to begin tax law studies in September 2020
Kelowna, BC (August 5, 2020) – FocalPoint Financial Group Inc. (“FocalPoint”) is pleased to announce that its founder, Christopher L. Gorman, MBA, QAFP™, CLU®, CHS®, CEA®, has been admitted to the part-time Master of Laws (LLM) degree program in Tax Law at Osgoode Hall Law School beginning in September 2020.
Chris’ experience in federal politics, where he served as Executive Assistant to a senior Cabinet minister, informs his appreciation for understanding the dynamics that influence taxation and finances, along with the legal system that supports them.
Osgoode Hall’s graduate tax law program teaches students advanced legal and tax knowledge that can be applied to address complex tax and estate planning issues for our clients. This unique integration of financial, legal and tax knowledge contributes to truly holistic financial strategies and facilitates meaningful engagement with clients and their other professional advisors, such as their lawyer and accountant.
Education forms a powerful characteristic of FocalPoint’s advising philosophy and our work with clients.
“I am proud to be admitted to Canada’s leading law school to pursue a master’s degree in tax law. Our clients have been my inspiration to pursue this unique educational opportunity. This will elevate our definition of holistic advice and our capacity to support clients as they navigate complex financial issues. We aspire to be a leading independent financial advisory firm in the Okanagan and British Columbia and pursuing this LLM degree is one dimension of our plan to get there,” said Gorman.
Prior to joining FocalPoint, Chris served as a leader in the post-secondary sector taking on executive roles that supported the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses of The University of British Columbia. A true believer in the value of education, Chris also served as an elected Trustee on the Central Okanagan Board of Education from 2011 to 2018.
Chris holds a Master of Business Administration degree from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. He has also completed professional designations that include the Qualified Associate Financial Planner™, Chartered Life Underwriter®, Certified Health Insurance Specialist®, and Certified Executor Advisor® designations.
Chris can be contacted at 250.863.2952 or by email at Chris.Gorman@focalpointfinancial.ca.
About FocalPoint Financial Group Inc.
Founded in 2018 and based in Kelowna, BC, FocalPoint Financial Group Inc. is an independent financial advisory firm whose team of Qualified Associate Financial Planners™ and Chartered Life Underwriters® provides professionals, small businesses and families with insurance, investment, retirement, estate, tax and business planning services. Mutual funds and/or approved exempt market products are offered through Investia Financial Services Inc. (“Investia”). Mutual funds and exempt market products are sold exclusively by Representatives who are licensed by provincial regulators and registered with Investia.
About Osgoode Hall Law School
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University has a proud history of 131 years of leadership and innovation in legal education and legal scholarship. A total of about 900 students are enrolled in Osgoode’s three-year Juris Doctor (JD) Program as well as joint and combined programs. The school’s Graduate Program in Law is also the largest in the country and one of the most highly regarded in North America. In addition, Osgoode Professional Development, which operates out of Osgoode’s facility in downtown Toronto, offers both degree and non-degree programming for Canadian and international lawyers, non-law professionals, firms and organizations. Osgoode has an internationally renowned faculty of 60 full-time professors, and more than 100 adjunct professors. Our respected community of more than 18,000 alumni are leaders in the legal profession and in many other fields in Canada and across the globe.