Wills, Trusts & Estate Law

Estate planning is of substantial importance to individuals and business owners. They can structure their affairs to minimize tax burdens and maximize asset protection. As part of comprehensive planning, they may also designate alternate decision makers for their own care later in life. Succession planning for small businesses, special provisions for loved ones who need long-term care and other personal objectives are all achieved through this process.

Lawyers at Black Sutherland LLP offer in-depth legal services for all estate law matters. The firm’s work goes beyond estate planning to include estate administration, probate and estate litigation. The firm’s goal is to provide clients in Toronto with the satisfaction of knowing their legal advisers are trustworthy, highly competent and able to execute on the full range of estates issues that arise in Ontario.

Providing Proactive Legal Advice

Black Sutherland LLP is a noted firm of experienced lawyers, dedicated to resolving disputes in their clients’ favour. With this fundamental skill set, firm personnel analyze all estates issues for potential risk to clients. Even seemingly simple matters, such as the drafting of a will, are subject to specific legal conventions that must be followed to realize the testator’s wishes.

A partial list of the firm’s estates services includes:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Powers of attorney for property
  • Powers of attorney for personal care (living wills or advance directives)
  • Estate administration
  • Probate applications
  • Executor and administrator advising
  • Will challenges
  • Passing of accounts
  • Business succession planning

The firm’s estate law services are used by existing business and corporate law clients, as well as others who retain the firm for on-going legal matters. Additionally, the firm welcomes inquiries from anyone who desires detailed, individualized counsel on this important subject.