Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations

Events & Seminars


  • February 21, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

TDS is proud to sponsor the Risk Management Association Cyber Warfare Presentation, taking place on February 21st. Silvia de Sousa will introduce Michael Legary, the director of Innovation Alley.


  • February 28, 2017
    7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The World Trade Centre Winnipeg is hosting a ½ day conference on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, focused on Canada’s trade and investment relationship with the United States. The conference will address questions and certain concerns about the implications of what the recent U.S. election means for Canada and its top trading partner. TDS is proud to sponsor this conference.


  • March 2, 2017 - March 7, 2017
    7:30 am - 11:30 am

TDS will be holding a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to professional regulation. The seminar will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at Inn at the Forks.

Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations Overview

Our wills and estates lawyers are involved in all aspects of estate planning and estate administration, including the drafting of wills, inter vivos trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives, implementing estate freezes, income splits and buy-sell agreements for clients and advising personal representatives and beneficiaries with respect to the ongoing administration of estates and trusts, including estate and trust litigation.

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