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Wills, Estates & Trusts
The Davis LLP Wills, Estates & Trusts Practice Group has a wide range of experience in all aspects of wills, trusts and estates and related litigation.
We work closely with the firm’s Taxation Group to provide individuals, families and business clients with comprehensive advice tailored to their specific needs to ensure the orderly succession of assets to the next generation including reducing or eliminating probate fees and minimizing or deferring tax on capital gains, to meet any philanthropic desires and to prepare for the possibility that those individuals may become unable to take care of themselves or manage their assets.
Areas of expertise include the following:
We represent beneficiaries, trustees, executors and other personal representatives in disputes relating to wills and estates, including:
If you are located in British Columbia and are contemplating making a will, completing our Will Instruction Questionnaire will help us to better advise you.
If you wish our help probating a will or administering an estate in B.C., please contact a member of our group (found under the Lawyers tab) for our comprehensive estate questionnaire.
We have authored many of British Columbia's texts on trusts, wills and estates, such as Will Precedents: An Annotated Guide for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE), In Trust for the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, the "Planned Charitable Giving" chapter for the CLE publication British Columbia Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation, the annotations for the “Estate Administration Act” in the recent CLE publication Annotated Estates Practice 2005, and the British Columbia Probate Manual, forerunner of the British Columbia Probate & Estate Administration Practice Manual (chapters of which members of our group regularly update and edit for publication).
Several group members have received recognition as leaders in their field from Martindale-Hubbell and Lexpert, and are senior members of estate-planning associations and councils.
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