Estates Lawyer

  • Ross & McBride LLP
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • May 21, 2019
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description

Ross & McBride LLP is Hamilton’s largest law firm with a rich history of commitment to our clients and our community. We pride ourselves on offering a full-service menu of innovative and intelligent legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions throughout our community and beyond.

VALUE & PROFILE:

The Estates Practice Group at Ross & McBride LLP provides a wide range of services in estate planning, administration and litigation. The Group takes great pride in giving our clients concise, effective and timely advice to protect their legacy.

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are seeking a lawyer with 1 – 5 years of experience to join our Estates Law group WITH exposure to:

Estate Planning:

  • Preparation of estate plans, including wills of varying complexity
  • Business succession planning including corporate reorganizations, estate freezes, asset and share sales as well as shareholder agreements.
  • Development of probate free and tax avoidance strategies
  • Creation of charitable trusts and foundations, family trust, insurance trusts and gifting programs
  • Creation of special needs to protect the elderly and disabled
  • Development of special trusts like spousal and cottage trusts
  • Creation of Powers of Attorney
  • Preparation of international estate plans, and

Estate Administration:

  • Conduct probate proceedings
  • Prepare estate accounts
  • Advise executors, trustees and beneficiaries

Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • 1-5 years of experience in the areas of Wills and Estates law
  • License in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Highly organized, keen attention for detail and interest in working in an energetic environment.
  • Solid drafting, research and writing skills.

We are offering:

  • Remuneration commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • A collegial and dynamic work environment which values work/life balance

Please submit the following in confidence to Mr. Tim Parker via email

  • Cover letter (1 page)
  • C.V. (no more than 2 pages)

If you require accommodation in the application/interview process, please advise Mr. Parker by contacting him by telephone at 905-526-9800.

Visit us at rossmcbride.com to learn more about us and practicing law in Hamilton.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Practice Area(s)

Estates Law

Experience

1-5 years’