In her school days, Shruthi was an aspiring doctor/engineer/geneticist. A day trip to a local courthouse where she observed an intense and heated trial put her on course to law school. She prosecuted drug and foreign exchange offences in India and then embarked on the road to the Ontario Bar. Along her journey, she came across many elderly and often vulnerable people and found gratification in resolving their issues.
Shruthi’s practice encompasses all aspects of trust and estate work including wills and trust planning, incapacity planning, estate litigation and administration. She advises clients from all walks of life, including professionals, business owners and their families, elderly persons and families with young beneficiaries or those with special needs. She also advises executors, trustees and people appointed under powers of attorney regarding their legal and fiduciary obligations in the management and administration of trusts and estates. She is frequently consulted and retained by beneficiaries and trustees alike to bring or defend claims involving trusts and estates.
Shruthi is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (2012) and the Bar Council of New Delhi, India (2006). She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds the internationally recognized TEP designation. She is active in the South Asian community in the Greater Toronto Area and regularly helps foreign-trained lawyers with the accreditation process and assists them as they transition into the practice of law in Ontario. She is fluent in Tamil and Hindi, familiar with Urdu and Punjabi, and well-equipped to provide clients from diverse backgrounds with cost-effective solutions.
In her spare time, Shruthi is a voracious reader. Her literary tastes range from Wilbur Smith to James Patterson to Harry Potter. She loves experimenting with vegetarian cuisine, and sings along while cooking. She thinks she has a decent singing voice, but says she can be quite delusional on that point. She loves Bollywood music, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and now even listens to Andrea Bocelli.