Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations

Events & Seminars


  • October 5, 2016
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The 2016 Westman Human Resources Conference will provide managers and HR professionals with practical, easily implementable strategies to enhance employee productivity and avoid common HR pitfalls. Stephen Beernaert will be speaking on Common Employment Law Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.


  • October 13, 2016
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters in Morden on October 13. CME’s annual Southern Manitoba Manufacturers’ Summit will feature industry-leading keynote speakers, breakout presentations spotlighting local manufacturing success stories and exhibits from industry and service providers. The theme of the event is “The Sustainable Business” – Managing your pillars of sustainability in the workplace; Social, Economic and Environmental. TDS is proud to be a sponsor of this event.


  • October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TDS Lawyer Russell Dufault will be presenting at BreakOut West, an annual music industry event held in conjunction with the Western Canadian Music Awards. He will be speaking on a panel of Canadian entertainment lawyers and will be participating in workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

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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