Qualified Legal Representation in All Areas of Wills, Estates and Elder Law

Our lawyers involved in Wills, Estates, and Elder Law provide planning, advice and services in the preparation of wills, establishment of trusts and other related issues. We draw upon PKF Lawyers’ experience in these areas and are acutely aware the accumulation of wealth requires a combination of acumen and commerce. The preservation of wealth, including the transfer to family, inter-generation transfers, charities or others, requires vigilant planning, up-to-date taxation knowledge and understanding of suitable structures.

Our knowledge of taxation law, family law, probate and estate law, the law of wills, appointments of Powers of Attorney, division of property principles, trust laws, creditors’ rights, negotiating, and rules of procedure allows us to deliver prompt efficient and cost effective services and provide qualified representation in this area.

Our areas of practice in this field include:

  • Preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies
  • Applications for Probate
  • Committeeship applications
  • Planning trusts, wills and estates to minimize risk and plan for  tax efficiency
  • Development and facilitation of succession plans for family business
  • Estate freezing and income splitting advise
  • Advising executors, trustees and beneficiaries
  • Trust litigation
  • Advice on the appropriate use of insurance
  • Litigating claims related to estate benefits and family business disputes
  • Advice on charitable giving
  • Advice on corporate trust and tax matters