Patricia Prato-Casado is a corporate lawyer with an MBA whose experience, tenacity, and diligence have led her to ClearEstate, a company democratizing estate administration in North America. For those who’ve dealt with estate administration, you know the process can feel inhumane. Unwinding the affairs of a person feels so transactional. Perhaps the transient nature of things and the notion that things are all going somewhere else lends greater perspective to acquiring things?
Patricia’s focus as director of regulatory affairs for a startup at an early-stage startup backed up Canada’s leading venture capital firms connects her with lawyers all over North America because democratizing estate administration requires buy-in from relevant stakeholders: lawyers, clients, and prospective clients. At least that’s our guess.
What has she learned about the challenge of democratization? How might we convince people that the pie will always be big enough and monopolizing knowledge or processes only means that someone else outside of your ambit will bake a new pie and take the biggest bite? Let’s talk about that and anything else important to you.