Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations

Events & Seminars


  • April 2, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:45 pm

The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is holding their Spring Training Camp on Sunday, April 2nd. Melissa Beaumont will be speaking on Human Resources Essentials.


  • April 13, 2017
    8:45 am - 2:30 pm

Allan Fineblit, Q.C. will be speaking on “Risk Management for Agrologists” at the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists 2017 Professional Development Day. He will discuss regulation of agrology in the public interest and the co-existence of managed risk and opportunity in their work.


  • April 20, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

TDS lawyer Doug Forbes will be participating in this event, which is being put on by the Canadian Condominium Institute – Manitoba Chapter.

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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