Fire’s burning, fire’s burning…

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Last week Rachel Blumenfeld and I had the pleasure of co-chairing an informative, interesting and entertaining session on cottage succession planning. The presentation was part of the STEP Canada Passport series. Our presenters were Gwen Benjamin, an estate planning specialist with Wilson Vukelich LLP and Justin de Vries, Principal of de ...

California Dreaming-The Right to Visit an Elderly Parent

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I recently came across this news article while reading about the litigation surrounding the final days of Casey Kasem.  The article detailed the recent enactment of new sections to California’s probate code which will come into effect January 1, 2016.  The changes will require “conservators” (a position comparable to Ontario’s ...

Ethics and Lawyers

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Starting October 1, 2014, the Ontario Rules of Professional Conduct (ROPC) are being updated with a number of new rules, the first big change since 2000.  While many of the changes will likely be of interest to practitioners, there are a number of new rules that are intended to more clearly ...