Melodi brings the richness of her diverse international background and education to her law practice in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, trusts and fiduciary law. Melodi has lived in Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Cayman Islands, and she is fluent in both English and Turkish.
The gold medalist of both the English Literature division and of the Humanities Department of her graduating year, Melodi obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She then returned to her home in Canada to study law at the University of Alberta where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws. She was proud to have won the privilege of representing the Law School in the National Gale Cup Mooting Competitions.
Melodi's contentious matter representations have included both private and publicly-traded business corporations, executives and high net worth individuals, on matters ranging from corporate and commercial disputes to construction, employment, partnership, strata and business corporate governance disputes.
Melodi's non-contentious matters have included advising on estates, inter vivos and testamentary trusts, and fiduciary and trustee duties. She is familiar with anti-money laundering laws and reporting requirements.
Melodi is also frequently sought out to assist in strategizing with business owners and executives for business operations beyond providing access to her legal acumen.
Melodi is qualified to practice law in Canada, as well as in the Cayman Islands (2008) where Melodi supported clients engaged in commercial activity both locally and internationally from those sunny shores.
Melodi maintains a commercial legal practice while actively pursing a Master in Laws through the University of London, specializing in Commercial and International Trusts Law, and enjoys status as an Affiliate Member of STEP while pursuing full membership through the Diploma Program in International Trust Management.
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