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The handling of wills and estates is an area of law that requires the personal touch. In doing so, we work closely with clients to help develop estate plans that meet each client’s needs, wishes and circumstances.

To provide an orderly transfer of assets, we are able to draw upon the skills of our colleagues in the business law group as well as a network of trusted financial advisors.

We assist with personal planning as well as complex planning that involves business succession and tax minimization. We also work alongside estate trustees (executors) on all aspects of personal planning and estate administration. In addition, we represent individuals in estate litigation, will and estate disputes, guardianships, and Powers of Attorney.

Wills and estates services include:

  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney for property
  • Power of Attorney for personal care
  • Trusts for children, grandchildren and other young beneficiaries
  • Life trusts for individuals
  • Protective life trusts for individuals with special needs (Hensen Trusts)
  • Life insurance, RRSP and RRIF beneficiary issues
  • Joint property issues
  • RESP issues
  • Estate administration tax (probate fees) minimization
  • Preparation of Estate Accounts
  • Formal Passing of Accounts
  • Act as Estate Trustee During/Pending Litigation

An extensive article that outlines our team in more detail is currently running in local business magazines. Click to view.

Our Team

Learn more about Laura Geddes.

Laura Geddes

Associate - Real Estate Services, Wills & Estate Planning
Learn more about Michelle Moro.

Michelle Moro

Counsel - Wills & Estate Planning

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.

I am certainly grateful for Jill McCartney and Madeline McKinnon for all the time they spent on the class action for my and many others issue. People like me do not understand all the legal procedures and get impatient but the team was there to answer any questions or concerns no matter how many times I called or e-mailed and encouraged me to do so . In the end Jill made sure I totally understood the decisions.  Thank you so much for caring. Would recommend this firm anytime. - F.A.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am sincerely grateful to Leanne Kuchynski for representing my wife and I in what we considered to be an unprecedented situation. Leanne's compassion, practical advice, openness to feedback, brilliant strategic thinking and outstanding work ethic led to the most optimal outcome while maintaining a superior human experience. Despite the harsh realities of the situation, I felt extremely comfortable that our best interest was Leanne's utmost priority and was confident in her demonstrated ability. She was professional and exceptionally thorough, yet remained remarkably caring.

I use to have a somewhat cautious disposition towards lawyers based on past experiences; however, Leanne completely restored my faith in the profession and earned my unquestionable loyalty for all future legal needs. - S.M.

5 out of 5 stars.

“Knowledge is Power” is the driving force behind Catherine Bruni’s style of defense. Over the past decade Cathy has represented our firm with much success; the key factor being that Cathy knows every detail of the case, not only from the defense perspective, but the plaintiff’s side as well. Understanding the case from every angle gives our team an advantage, resulting in very favourable outcomes. Cathy’s straightforward approach has earned our respect and created a relationship of trust and confidence. Litigation is a stressful experience that can take away from one’s ability to operate a business. With Catherine Bruni as our advocate, we can continue to focus on the success of our business knowing that Cathy is managing one of the more difficult aspects of our business’s exposures. - A.P.