Trusted Toronto Estate Administration Lawyers

The administration of a loved one’s affairs after his or her death can be a complicated and daunting process. Many people who are named as estate trustees or executors in a Will have no training or experience in the role, and the array of duties can be overwhelming. They may also be unprepared for conflicts with heirs or other interested parties.

Managing an estate and helping trustees requires tact and compassion as well as knowledge, skill and experience. At Mills & Mills LLP, we work closely with our clients to guide them through their duties and responsibilities as an estate trustee. Our clients are comforted by the knowledge that if complications arise, they will have the support of an entire firm of professionals with experience in many fields, including real estate and family law.

Our Toronto estate administration lawyers provide objective advice and support during this challenging time, giving clients the benefit of four generations of experience in estate law.

Experienced Estate Trustee Lawyers

Mills & Mills LLP provides valuable assistance to those appointed as estate trustees or executors. We help trustees understand succession law, explain their duties and responsibilities, and will even serve in their place if our clients prefer.

Our lawyers can assist estate trustees and executors in multiple ways, including:

  • Interpreting a Will or trust
  • Estate probate applications
  • Applications for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (with or without a Will)
  • Estate trustee compensation/passing of accounts
  • Distribution of assets to beneficiaries
  • Applications for clearance certificates from the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Any estate litigation issues that may arise

Contact Mills & Mills LLP

To benefit from our personal service, attention to detail and compassion in your role as estate trustee, contact us at 416­-863-0125 or send us an email.

Probate & Estate Administration 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
  • Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Geoffrey R. Cobham


    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
  • David P. Lees

    David P. Lees


    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
  • J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    J. Paul Mills, Q.C.


    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
  • Paul J. Westlake

    Paul J. Westlake


    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
  • Gordon A. Ullman

    Gordon A. Ullman


    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
  • Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston


    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
  • Meghan O’Neil

    Meghan O’Neil


    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
  • 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
  • Serena Wolfond

    Serena Wolfond


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


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