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Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, 2015-2016 Edition
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Gain insight into key decisions affecting your practice and clients in estate matters

This publication brings together a team of leading practitioners who collectively provide insight into the noteworthy developments in their areas of expertise, on estate planning, administration and litigation issues. Get the big picture of the key decisions affecting your practice and clients in estate matters – now and in the future – with Key Developments in Estates and Trusts Law in Ontario, 2015-2016 Edition. Topics discussed:
  • The Administration of Estates with Multiple Wills Danielle R. Joel
  • Dependant's Relief Claims under the Succession Law Reform Act Kelly A. Charlebois
  • Joint Accounts Kimberly Whaley and Laura Cardiff
  • The Law of Trustee Disclosure Obligations in Canada: Has it Come Full Circle? John O'Sullivan and Oscar Strawczynski
  • Passing of Accounts Justin de Vries
  • Physician Assisted Dying: Is the Debate Over? Lucinda Main and Anna Alizadeh
  • Powers of Attorney & Substitute Decision Making M. Jasmine Sweatman
  • Qualifying Testamentary Spousal Trusts - Considerations and Pitfalls in Planning for Their Use and Administration Corina S. Weigl and Ed Esposto
  • Recent Court of Appeal Decisions with Application to Estates & Trusts Law Anne Posno
  • Solicitor's Negligence Archie Rabinowitz
  • Taxation of Trusts and Estates Paul Gibney et al.
  • Testing Testamentary Freedom Suzana Popovic-Montag and Ian M. Hull
  • To Vary or not to Vary: A Review of Significant Trust Law Cases in 2015 Elise Pulver and Marni Pernica
About the Author
Melanie Yach, a partner in the Estates & Trusts Group at Aird & Berlis, LLP, practices in all areas of estates and trusts including estate and trust planning and administration and charity and not-for-profit law. Her practice is focused on estate and trust litigation. She acts for numerous clients in matters particularly involving estate, trust and capacity issues and has many years of experience in corporate/commercial litigation. Ms. Yach is a member of the executive branch of the Estates & Trusts Section of the Ontario Canadian Bar Association, the Society of Estate & Trust Practitioners (STEP) and The Advocates' Society. She is a past sessional instructor at Queen's University Law School and past Instructor for both The Advocates' Society and the Osgoode Intensive Trial Advocacy Course. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Ontario Division), the Professional Advisors Committee of the Toronto Community Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Macaulay Child Development Centre. Ms. Yach speaks on a wide variety of estates and trust law topics at events sponsored by the Ontario Bar Association, The Law Society of Upper Canada and other professional organizations. She regularly makes presentations to clients on estate planning and related topics.
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