Estates and Trusts Litigation
Our Estates and Trusts Litigation Group are trusted advisors skilled in representing trustees, estate trustees, beneficiaries and high net worth families in litigation relating to estate planning, business succession, asset management, trusts and estate matters.
Our litigators have a wealth of experience acting for both trustees and beneficiaries in connection with contested passing of accounts and other matters relating to the administration of wills, including contested will challenges or motions to remove trustees or executors.
Our clients trust us to help them navigate duties as trustees because of our significant expertise with disputes regarding the validity of testamentary arrangements, capacity disputes, dependant support claims, rectifications of estate freezes and disputes which raise allegations of unjust enrichment and undue influence.
We are routinely engaged in succession litigation and disputes involving high net worth families, which often engage issues involving trust law, fiduciary duties, taxation and capacity determinations. In the context of privately owned family business disputes, our lawyers have had success providing guidance to resolve or avoid litigation.
The Goodmans Estates and Trusts Litigation Group are seasoned litigators who regularly appear in all levels of court and have expertise in various other areas of litigation, including civil, corporate/commercial real estate and insolvency. This provides our litigators with the distinct advantage of being able to address a myriad of litigation issues that may arise in the context of an estate or trust dispute.
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Melanie Ouanounou featured in "Judge made 'several errors' in finding undue influence in loan transaction, rules Appeal Court", The Lawyer's DailyMelanie Ouanounou was recently quoted in The Lawyer's Daily: While the doctrine of undue influence comes up more commonly in wills and estates matters, there have been numerous undue influence…