Estates & Trusts

Our estates and trusts lawyers have a broad range of experience in estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts. Across Atlantic Canada, we provide both personal and business clients with considered advice on:

  • Proper organization of their affairs to preserve capital and minimize taxes.
  • Planning for incapacity through the use of enduring powers of attorney, health care directives and living wills.
  • The use of holding companies and the effective treatment of foreign or multi-jurisdictional assets.

The checklist below will serve as a helpful tool.
Estate Planning Preparation – Checklist

We also advise estate trustees, executors, administrators and/or beneficiaries regarding all litigious or potentially litigious matters relating to estates. For details, visit Estate Litigation.

 

 

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Zombie Deeds Can Finally Be Laid to Rest

In the spirit of the season, it seems timely to review the recent Ontario case of Thompson v Elliott Estate, which considered the validity of “zombie” deeds. As the judge in that case describes them, a zombie deed is “a transfer of an interest in land registered after the death of the grantor as if […]

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