Laura West Archive



About: Corina Weigl is a partner and Laura West is a senior associate in the Trusts, Wills, Estates and Charities group of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a leading international law firm with over 650 lawyers and 9 offices worldwide that offers comprehensive estate planning, estate administration, personal tax planning, charitable giving and estate litigation services.


Federal Non-Profit Corporations – Continuance Deadline is Approaching

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Readers of this blog who are in some manner associated with federal non-profit corporations will likely already be aware that a new federal non-profit corporate statute, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act or “CNCA”, was proclaimed into force on October 17, 2011. The CNCA does not automatically apply to existing federal non-profit ...

Specificity Matters: Defining “Children” and “Issue” for Estate Planning Purposes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

In a previous blog, I wrote about the need for specificity when drafting provisions that include a "spouse" of a particular person as a potential beneficiary of an estate or trust.  Attention is also needed to ensure that when a Will refers to terms such as "children" or "issue", the persons ...