Estate Litigation Blog

Felice Kirsh, Jordan Oelbaum, and Sender Tator named to Best Lawyers 2021

by Mitchell Rattner, Published: April 01, 2021

Tags: best lawyers,  estate litigation,  estates,  felice kirsh,  jordan oelbaum,  sender tator,  trusts,  wills

Felice C. Kirsh, Jordan D. Oelbaum, and Sender B. Tator were again recognized by their peers as three of the Best Lawyers in Canada for the year 2021 in the "Best Lawyers in Canada" survey for the specialty area of Trusts and Estates.

Estate Litigation: Using Technology to Adapt

by Mitchell Rattner, Published: June 23, 2020

Tags: coronavirus,  covid-19,  estate litigation,  estates,  litigation,  mediation,  virtual,  wills

Here are some of the ways in which our profession has adapted and embraced the use of technology since the onset of COVID-19.

Virtual Witnessing of Wills

by Rob Levesque, Published: April 13, 2020

Tags: covid,  emergency order,  estate planning,  pandemic,  testator,  virtual,  wills,  witnessing

Our colleague Liza Saad has written a blog addressing the Lieutant Governor's recent Emergency Order dealing with the virutual witnessing of wills during the COVID 19 pandemic.

What’s the “issue” with not updating your will?

by Matthew Rendely, Published: May 16, 2017

Tags: children born outside of marriage,  estate litigation,  issue,  wills

How not regularly updating your will can have unexpected consequences.  

Top 5 Wills, Trusts and Estates Boutiques in Canada

by Robin Spurr, Published: January 10, 2017

Tags: canadian lawyer,  estates,  top 5,  trusts,  wills

We are very pleased to announce that Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator LLP has once again been recognized as one of the Top 5 Wills, Trusts and Estates boutiques in Canada.  We appreciate the ongoing support of our peers in the legal community across Canada, and look forward to continuing to serve our clients in an effective, pragmatic and personable manner. 

Mutual Wills v. Mirror Wills

by Robin Spurr, Published: December 05, 2016

Tags: case comment,  estate litigation,  mirror wills,  mutual wills,  wills

A commentary on the mutual will doctrine and how it was applied in two recent cases, with very different results.

Estate Planning - Digital Assets

by Mitchell Rattner, Published: September 02, 2016

Tags: digital assets,  estate litigation,  estate planning,  trusts,  wills,  wills and estates

This article looks at "digital assets" and how they may be factored into estate planning.

Spence v. BMO Trust Company: the case of the racist father

by Robin Spurr, Published: February 27, 2015

Tags: estates,  public policy,  wills

The recent decision in Spence v. BMO Trust Company raises very interesting questions about testamentary freedom and the power of the courts to remedy wills which contravene public policy.

Top 5 Wills, Trusts and Estates Firms in Canada

by Jovan Cvejic, Published: January 30, 2015

Tags: boutique law firm,  canadian lawyer magazine,  estate litigation,  estates,  top 5,  trusts,  wills

We are very excited to announce that Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator LLP has been named one of the Top 5 Boutique Wills, Trusts and Estates firms in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine!  The list is compiled and voted on by lawyers across Canada.  We are grateful to our peers for the recognition and honoured to have earned their confidence. 

Pro Bono Students Canada's Wills Project

by Rob Levesque, Published: May 15, 2014

Tags: estates,  sandra schnurr,  wills

Sandra Schnurr recently completed another rewarding year of supervising law students in the Wills Project of Pro Bono Students Canada.  These future lawyers volunteer their time to provide wills and powers of attorney to qualifying members of the public.

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