Experienced Estate Lawyers – Wills and Trusts

Estate planning and execution can be a delicate process, particularly in situations featuring complex financial and business holdings or family structures.

Mills & Mills LLP is a leader in the Toronto legal community and specializes in Wills and estates law. With over 130 years of experience, and an ongoing dedication to staying abreast of the latest developments in Wills and estates law, we are skilled at tailoring estate plans to meet the unique needs of our clients, no matter the level of complexity involved. We take a custom approach to this process, carefully crafting and executing a plan to suit our clients’ individual requirements.

Our holistic approach to estate planning and administration allows us to provide our clients with a comprehensive experience that takes his or her unique personal and financial situation into account. We take the time to listen to our clients’ concerns and goals with respect to their estate plan, and we work closely with them to develop a strategy that will work for them.

We provide a full range of estate planning services, such as:

Our lawyers also assist clients with the preparation and administration of multiple types of trusts. We can help with a wide variety of trusts, depending on each client’s individual set of circumstances, such as providing ongoing care for a vulnerable loved one or establishing the long-term governance of a family cottage.

Dedicated Estate Administrators, Trustees and Litigators

As estate administration experts, we can advise estate trustees and guide them through the probate process, or our lawyers can perform executor/trustee duties if requested. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with even the most complex estate issues, and often will be called upon to perform these duties when the circumstances become overwhelming for the individual(s) appointed under the Will.

As estate litigators, we are knowledgeable and proficient. Our lawyers are highly adept at handling all manner of estate disputes. We can help with Will and trust interpretation, Will disputes, trustee/executor disputes and dependents’ relief claims under the Succession Law Reform Act of Ontario. These are often complex, emotional situations and we pride ourselves on balancing our clients’ legal and personal goals in seeking resolution.

Contact the Estates Lawyers at Mills & Mills LLP

To benefit from our experience and attention to detail with respect to all of your estate needs, call Mills & Mills LLP at 416­-863-0125 or send us an email.

Wills, Estates & Trusts Testimonials

I must tell you that I consider myself to have been extremely lucky to have had you for my lawyer for these many years. It has often been a source of considerable comfort to me.

— DM

I thank you sincerely for assisting me in preparing the proper legal documents for that time which none of us looks forward to. I am very happy with the services provided in preparing my Power of Attorney for Personal Care and Property as well as my Last Will and Testament. I will certainly call on you again if the need arises and also recommend your law firm to any of my friends looking for the same services.

— J.C.

As a Certified Financial Planner …, I have referred many of my clients to David with their legal and estate planning concerns. David has always responded quickly, professionally and the feedback has been very positive. My clients have enjoyed working with David for that personal touch.

— S.P.

I have a great opportunity to work with David for an estate where I’m the Trustee. He is a true expert in his field and without fail he was always available and fast with advice on decisions.

— G.A.

Wills, Estates & Trusts Lawyers

  • David A.S. Mills

    David A.S. Mills

    Managing Partner

    David is proud to represent the fourth generation of Mills to practice at the firm. He is a great-grandson of Alexander Mills, K.C., one of the founders, grandson of Ralph S. Mills, Q.C., and a son of...

    416-682-7138 | Email
    Profile
  • Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Partner

    Geoffrey's practice primarily encompasses civil litigation, employment law, estate administration and estate planning. His litigation practice is comprised of several areas, including wrongful dismis...

    416-682-7109 | Email
    Profile
  • David P. Lees

    David P. Lees

    Partner

    David served his articles with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 2001. David has a diverse civil litigation practice which encompasses employment and business law, estate litigation and adv...

    416-682-7159 | Email
    Profile
  • J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    Partner

    Paul's practice is focused on assisting Estate Trustees with the administration of Estates and acting as Estate Trustee. Paul represents the third generation of lawyers in the Mills family at the f...

    416-682-7110 | Email
    Profile
  • Paul J. Westlake

    Paul J. Westlake

    Partner

    Paul served his articles with Mills & Mills and joined the firm in 1975. He became a partner in 1981. Paul advises business clients on all aspects of their operations including incorporations, acquisi...

    416-682-7118 | Email
    Profile
  • Gordon A. Ullman

    Gordon A. Ullman

    Counsel

    Gordon received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and then obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Ontario. Bar in 1984. Gordon practic...

    416-682-7078 | Email
    Profile
  • Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston

    Associate

    Dave helps his clients by working with them to develop an estate plan tailored to their needs. His practice is devoted to protecting client's estates now, and ensuring their wishes for their loved one...

    416-682-7064 | Email
    Profile
  • Meghan O’Neil

    Meghan O’Neil

    Associate

    Meghan O’Neil joined Mills & Mills in 2016. Meghan graduated with honours from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2014. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Meghan graduated with a Graduat...

    416-682-7058 | Email
    Profile
  • R. Browning Watt, Q.C.

    R. Browning Watt, Q.C.

    In Association

    R. Browning (Roly) has been working in association with Mills & Mills LLP since 2004. In this capacity, Roly works closely with many members of the firm in the areas of estate planning and administrat...

    416-863-0125 | Email
    Profile
  • Serena Wolfond

    Serena Wolfond

    Associate

    Serena is a member of the firm’s Estates Group where she advises clients on all aspects of 416-682-7052 | Email
    Profile

For over 130 years, Mills & Mills LLP has earned a reputation amongst our peers and clients for quality of service and breadth of knowledge. To learn more about our services and how we can put our knowledge to work for you, call us at 416-863-0125 or send us an email.

Latest Blog Posts

Overhead street view of suburban homes.
Author:

Negotiation is integral to resolving issues after a separation. When it comes to jointly-owned homes, successful negotiation may be the only path that enables one spouse/partner to keep the home. The Ontario Court of Appeal has held that the court does not have jurisdiction to order that one spouse convey his or her interest to…

Read Article
Undue influence
Author: and

Our partner, Richard Wolsfold, and associate, Tara Vasdani, recently discussed the difficulties in making a case of undue influence to invalidate a will.  Read the full Lawyer’s Weekly article here. At Mills & Mills LLP, our lawyers have been advising clients on a wide range of wills, estates and trusts matters and related litigation for over 130 years. We have earned a…

Read Article
Trust issues
Author:

One of the first steps in our estate planning process is meeting with clients to obtain instructions for their Wills and Powers of Attorney. Part of this meeting entails clients telling us what it is they want to achieve and us explaining how this can be accomplished (or why it cannot be accomplished as the case may be). …

Read Article

Inquiries

Questions? Send us an email.

LegalShield Member? (*)

Sending an e-mail to us will not make us your lawyers. You will not be considered a client of Mills & Mills LLP until we have agreed to act for you in accordance with our usual policies for accepting clients. No information we provide to you can be treated by you as legal advice, unless and until we have agreed to act for you. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

 
ILG - International Lawyers Group LegalShield CFA - Canadian Franchise Association ACF - Association Canadienne de la Franchise