Whether through mediation, arbitration or litigation, our lawyers are experienced in resolving a variety of contentious estate and trust matters.
We assist our clients with disputes regarding powers of attorney, loss of capacity, committees, transfers of wealth (including by way of joint tenancies and gifts) as well as the recovery of assets transferred by way of undue influence, financial abuse or subject to a resulting trust. We also represent trustees, executors, beneficiaries and other interested parties in disputes arising from wills variation claims, will validity challenges, claims to recover estate assets, and applications to remove or substitute a trustee or executor, interpret and rectify wills, and approve and pass executors’ accounts.
We understand that estate and trust litigation typically arises at a stressful time in our clients’ lives, and that these types of disputes often require creative and customized solutions to reflect the needs and circumstances of the parties while recognizing the nature of the underlying assets and estate plan. It is for this reason that our estate and trust litigation team works closely with their colleagues practicing in tax, estate planning, corporate, and family law. It is this multi-disciplinary approach that allows us to fully appreciate the difficulties facing the parties while also highlighting possible opportunities and designing holistic solutions for our clients.