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Our Services

 
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Estate Planning

Flexible, personal service

Deciding how to provide for your loved ones after death can be overwhelming. I guide clients through the process, and provide estate planning services for all stages of life, drafting wills, trusts and powers of attorney depending on your unique circumstances:

  • Addressing tax concerns

  • Navigating international complexities

  • Planning for disabled or dependent family members

  • Preparing estate plans that reflect client values and wishes

  • Working with blended families

  • Succession planning for family businesses

  • Managing artistic works, intellectual property and digital assets

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Estate Administration

Attentive guidance

Estate administration often takes place in the midst of sudden family change and grief. I offer support and guidance to estate trustees and their families through the process of administering estates, regardless of complexity:

  • Identifying steps that need to be taken immediately after death

  • Applying for probate with or without a will

  • Communicating with beneficiaries

  • Understanding record keeping obligations

  • Navigating international estates and working with international families

  • Managing estate debts, tax filings, sale of assets

  • Advising beneficiaries on their rights

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Estate & Incapacity Litigation

Experienced representation

Disputes about end of life care for older adults, and estate disputes, are emotionally and financially complicated. I offer practical, fair representation for all estate and capacity law litigation:

  • Guardianship applications and disputes about mental capacity

  • Estate, trust and power of attorney accounting

  • Will challenges, will interpretation applications and rectifications (correction of errors)

  • Beneficiary and trustee disputes

  • Support and Family Law Act claims

  • Elder law disputesProvision of legal opinions and independent legal advice

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Mediation & Facilitation

Insightful, compassionate dispute resolution

Elder caring issues, capacity law disputes, and contested estate administration can drain family resources and strain relationships. I am passionate about using mediation to create practical and effective solutions to complex legal issues.


My mediation style is focused on enhancing people’s ability to problem solve in a timely, affordable way that preserves relationships where possible.


My training is extensive, and includes:

  • Harvard Law School - certificates in Mediation, Negotiation and Leadership

  • University of Windsor Faculty of Law - Executive Certificate in Conflict Management

  • Ontario Association for Family Mediation – Elder Mediation training

  • Toronto’s Stitt Feld Handy Group - dispute resolution training

  • Dr. Cheryl Picard - insight mediation training