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Estate Litigation lawyers

Igor Ellyn and Orie Niedzviecki act on estate disputes, including contested wills, will interpretation, undue influence, passing of accounts, trust claims and other matters in the Estates Court. We have experience in advising on, litigating, negotiating and mediating complex estate disputes. Our experience includes disputes requiring variation of trusts, litigation among siblings, disputes over fictitious wills and mental competency of the testator. We have acted on disputes involving the heirs of the testator.

Mr. Ellyn has acted in a dispute involving a will which limited payment to the residuary beneficiary only if she became a widow. As a result of the court procedure we adopted, our client received all of the multi-million dollar estate and an insurance fund was set up for contingent beneficiaries. Mr. Ellyn has also acted on disputes involving rest home operators, disputing siblings, residuary beneficiaries and charities. He has appeared in the Ontario Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of Canada in cases involving succession and family law issues. Our clients in estate cases have come from Canada, USA, Europe and Israel.

Orie Niedzviecki has acted in all manner of estate litigation disputes.  Orie focuses on providing the most cost effective method to resolve disputes so as to maximize the funds available to the beneficiaries.  Orie not only can provide estate trustees with legal representation and advice, but has acted as an estate trustee where the situation required an impartial and professional individual to manage the estate.  Orie is familiar with dealing with the estate court, the Office of the Public Guardian and the Children’s Lawyer to resolve estate related problems.  Contact Orie to discuss any issues you may have regarding estate administration, estate litigation, or having him act as an estate trustee.  Orie also advises trustees of other forms of trusts as to their rights and recently successfully applied to the court to replace an aging trustee – a procedure that was complicated by the involvement of the Children’s Lawyer.