Associate Counsel, Vancouver
Will Todd is an associate with Davis LLP's Vancouver office and practices in the area of Wills, Estates and Trusts and Taxation Law. Before joining Davis, he practiced in Boston and Toronto. He is a member of the British Columbia and Ontario bars and is also admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts.
Previously, Will clerked with the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and Yukon for the current Chief Justice and two other judges of the Court.
Will advises clients about their estate planning and using wills, trusts and other vehicles (including charitable giving) to minimize taxes on death.
His advice often relates to cross-border estate planning for clients subject to the laws in Canada and the United States (by reason of marriage, residency, domicile, citizenship or the location of assets).
His tax practice includes analysis of U.S. gift, estate and generation skipping taxes, the Canadian tax rules for spousal and non-resident trusts and the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention. Clients seeking his advice on cross-border estate planning reside in British Columbia, other regions of Canada, the United States and abroad.
His extensive business law background is often called upon to help clients seeking to transition businesses to future generations in a tax-effective and business-enhancing fashion.
Will lectures to client groups, to lawyers, to accountants and to the public on topics pertaining to wills, estates and related cross-border issues.
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