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It has been said that you don’t really know a person until you have had to share an estate with them. Sadly, this is all too often true. Estate disputes often carry with them a subtext of genuine need, betrayal, injured expectations, and hurt feelings. They are layered with emotional and legal complexities. Without the benefit of experienced counsel, these disputes can drag on and can tie up estates for years on end.

With knowledge and expertise built on many years of experience, Siskinds’ team of estate dispute lawyers are sensitive to the stressful nature of these disputes. We know our way around this specialized area of law, partner with and listen to our clients, and are committed to finding the most practical and cost efficient means of bringing a dispute to an end.

We represent clients in all types of estate and trust related disputes: Will challenges, business and farm succession challenges, claims for dependant support, claims rooted in unjust enrichment, matters involving breach of trust and fiduciary duty, trust or estate management concerns, elder financial abuse, and applications to remove, replace or review the actions of trustees, guardians and individuals acting under powers of attorney. In each case, our team brings to the table a blend of sensitivity, experience, fierce advocacy and determination that lets our clients know that we hear and care about them, that we will relentlessly strive to achieve the best results for them, and that whether it be through negotiation, mediation or in the courtroom, they are being properly and fully represented by excellent advocates.

Our clients come to us from across Ontario and are often referred by other professionals who recognize the depth of our expertise and our dedication to our clients. We hold a reputation for success and excellence.

Click here to view an extensive article that outlines our team in more detail.


Our Team

Learn more about Catherine Bruni.

Catherine Bruni

Partner - Insurance Defence, Professional Negligence & Estate Accounting
Learn more about Dagmara Wozniak.

Dagmara Wozniak

Partner - Estate Litigation, Personal Injury
Learn more about Paul Strickland.

Paul Strickland

Partner - General Litigation, Estate Planning
Learn more about Leanne Kuchynski.

Leanne Kuchynski

Associate - Estate Litigation
Learn more about Paul Morrissey.

Paul Morrissey

Partner - General and Estate Litigation, Insurance and Property Disputes and Professional Negligence
Learn more about Jenny Yu.

Jenny Yu

Associate - General Litigation
Learn more about John Morrissey.

John Morrissey

Associate - Estate Litigation

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I am so thankful to have connected with John [Morrissey] who helped solve our chaotic legal difficulty last summer. I chose Siskinds simply through an online search for local Estate Law. John responded to my general inquiry in a timely manner and presented himself on the phone in a way that invoked confidence and trust. The expertise evident in that initial call was authentic.
John’s kindness, attention to detail, and great skill was so appreciated as we maneuvered a messy family situation. Through the long course of events, I could always count on John to be on top of things, never miss deadlines or important actions, keep me informed, explain procedures, and be patient with various oddities of the family situation. John’s professionalism, responsiveness, and expertise exceeded my expectations. John’s skill in dealing with the argumentative party was exceptional. I will also add, that both Reenya Koshaba and Heather Whitty were extremely helpful, thorough, and detailed in all their work and responses.
I will endorse both Siskinds and John Morrissey to anyone in need of legal assistance. I cannot express enough my gratitude and relief for John’s help in resolving this emotional family controversy. - D.W.

I would like to thank Maciek Piekosz and his amazing team at Siskinds. Thank you for all of your hard work and and supplying me with the best support team ever. You have a wonderful group of people working in your law office and I appreciate every one of you! I will always recommend the Siskinds team and Maciek in particular. I really appreciate how hard Maciek fought for me and will remember the kindness and empathy he has shown me. I am very grateful. - C.B.

Elena [Ashford] and Angela [Belair] have been immensely useful in my application towards permanent residence. Elena's first hand experience as an immigrant brings out a compassionate approach towards her clients, and she is great with her knowledge of the processes involved. She takes a great initiative in ensuring that her clients stay on top of the documents and provides incredible insights into how the application would be viewed by the immigration offices. My application had come to a stand still, and after reaching out to her, it proceeded to approval within a month. Thank you to Elena and her team for all the great work! - C.P.