1) Is a hand written letter a holograph will?
2) Challenges against the executor.
3) Being clear as to what “grandchildren” means.
4) The death of a business owner.
5) Common disaster scenario.
Guest: Paul E. Reid, Partner at Carscallen LLP in Calgary, Alberta.
Paul has litigation practice focused primarily on wills, trusts, and estate litigation. Paul also has a busy commercial litigation practice and a passion for Indigenous law.
Paul has represented both individuals and financial institutions in the Court of Queen’s Bench Alberta and the Court of Appeal of Alberta in estate matters involving the removal and replacement of Personal Representatives, Guardians and Trustees, as well as in matters of Will and Trust interpretation, the validity of holograph wills, compensation for Personal Representatives and Trustees, beneficiary designations, breach of trust allegations, challenges to inter vivos gifts, Dependent Support and Relief claims, Family Maintenance and Support claims and creditors’ claims against estates.
Paul has argued applications for the re-sealing of foreign grants, the conveyancing of real property, and the completion of distributions to beneficiaries.
Paul provides advice to Trustees and Guardians of represented adults.
Paul advises clients on issues arising under Personal Directives and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Paul has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, British Columbia, and Federal Court, in addition to various regulatory boards.
900, 332 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0B2
Phone: (403) 298-9281
Fax: (403) 262-2952