Matthew J. Wilson

Matthew J. Wilson

Lerners LLP

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What Right Does an Estate Trustee Have To Sell Real Estate?

Taking on the role of estate trustee can involve many challenges, both legally and otherwise. Being an estate trustee where the deceased assets include real estate can carry with it additional challenges which must be...more

5/6/2014 - Canada Estate Planning Estate Tax Marital Assets Marital Estate Marital Home Real Estate Investments Sale of Assets Trustees

Buying a house from a non-human entity or the dead

The tale behind a real estate transaction usually follows the same pattern: a potential buyer approaches a seller after viewing the advertised property, negotiations commence and the parties arrive at a meeting of the minds...more

12/16/2013 - Canada Estate Planning Property Ownership Purchase Agreement Real Estate Market Transfer of Title Trustees

Dad, it's time.....time to write a Will

For 15 years, my Dad has been building and rebuilding his home. Awake every day at 4 am, he sits in his garage, listens to the radio, drinks his coffee, and sets the day’s agenda. By 6 am, my Dad is busy hammering, sawing,...more

10/4/2013 - Beneficiaries Debt Estate Planning Intestate Succession Trustees

Cottage Properties & Estate Planning

The family cottage has become one of the most contentious assets in estate planning and litigation, probably as a result of the emotional bonds that are attached to it. Commonly, cottage owners wish to ensure that the cottage...more

2/26/2013 - Capital Gains Cottage Properties Estate Planning Heirs Shared-Ownership Agreements Successor Interests Trusts

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