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Kiran Gill

Phone: 905.452.6890
Fax: 905.451.5058
kgill@lawrences.com

Kiran is a member of the Wills, Trusts, and Estates Group at Lawrences, practising estate planning and estate administration. She is also a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, practising estate litigation.

Kiran's practice is focused on all matters relating to estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. She drafts Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care and advises on various strategies to help clients distribute an estate with maximum tax efficiency. Kiran provides guidance to help her clients achieve their unique planning objectives and avoid common planning pitfalls.

Kiran also helps executors fulfill their various duties and responsibilities when administering an estate for a deceased family member or friend. She completes Applications for Certificates of Appointment of an Estate Trustee with or without a will (probate applications) and has experience in helping executors comply with their obligations to pay estate administration tax, including the filing of the Estate Information Return. She also assists executors with their reporting and accounting obligations to the beneficiaries of the estate.

Kiran also provides guidance to attorneys for property and personal care when administering the affairs of an incompetent family member. She has experience in estate accounting matters, including power of attorney accounting, working with trustees and attorneys to obtain court approval of estate accounts and power of attorney accounts. Kiran has also worked with beneficiaries and interested parties to respond to estate accounting and power of attorney accounting applications and the preparation of objections to accounts.

Kiran has extensive experience resolving and litigating estate disputes, including will challenges, will interpretation, powers of attorney, removal of executors, applications for advice and direction of the court, and passing of accounts. Kiran prepares applications and related documents for individuals who wish to be appointed as guardians of property and personal care for a family member. She has successfully assisted clients in bringing urgent motions and applications concerning the transfer of title to property where there are issues with the will of the deceased owner or where the estate trustees must rectify title to allow them to enter into a valid agreement of purchase and sale for the deceased’s property.

Kiran has represented clients and has drafted materials in factually complex matters for all levels of court including the Ontario Court of Appeal.

 

Representative Work

      • Assisted with the preparation of materials responding to an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
      • Acted for a beneficiary entitled to a charitable gift under the will of a deceased testator. The will had been self-drafted and included many drafting errors, resulting in interpretation issues that required a court application for directions. Worked with the client and opposing parties to negotiate a favourable settlement without necessitating a full hearing in court.
      • Acted for an attorney for property responding to requests for a formal accounting. Successfully argued that a full formal accounting was not necessary. Costs were awarded to the client, payable by the siblings insisting on the accounting.
      • Compelled an executor to pass accounts in a multimillion-dollar estate and submitted formal objections to accounts, resulting in a settlement with various expenses charged back to the estate and payable by the estate trustee.
      • Assisted a client in bringing an urgent court application to transfer title to the client’s name from her deceased spouse’s name to allow a pending sale of the property to be completely in a timely manner.
      • Assisted a widow plan her estate, where the beneficiaries are non-residents of Canada and where there are various types of assets, including private company shares and a cottage property.
      • Assisted a non-resident estate trustee to apply for probate and administer a complex estate where various assets were held in foreign jurisdictions, as well as in Canada.

Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association:
    • Council Member 
    • Executive member, Trusts and Estates Section 
    • Executive member, Young Lawyers Division
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Peel Law Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of South Asian Lawyers

Involvement

  • Secretary, Rotaract Club of Brampton

Speaking/Teaching Engagements

  • “Professionalism and Civility.” Keynote Speaker, Paralegal Cup Moot Competition, November 2015
  • “50 Tips in 50 Minutes.” Solo and Small Firm Conference, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2015
  • Case Comment on Foley v. Foley (Ontario Court of Appeal). OBA Trusts and Estates Section, Effective Mediation Advocacy in Estates Litigation, 2015
  • “Practice Smarter: 20 Tips for Trusts and Estates Practitioners.” Trusts and Estates Section, OBA Institute 2013

Publications

Assisted with research and writing for Enforcing Judgments and Orders 2nd Edition, Edwin Upenieks and Robert van Kessel. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2016.

“Enforcing Judgments: What Happens After You Win A Court Case?” The Lawrences Letter, Winter 2014.

Assisted with research for The Law of Fraud in Canada, Robert van Kessel and Paul Rand. Toronto: LexisNexis, 2013.

Assisted with Costs in Estates Litigation: A Paradigm Shift in Approach, Edwin Upenieks, OBA Trusts & Estates, February 22, 2011.

Dec 01, 2014 | Article

Enforcing Judgments: What Happens After You Win a Court Case?

Tasty Co., a catering company, sued a client for payment of unpaid bills for its services. The court decided in Tasty’s favour, stating that the client must pay Tasty the full amount owing, plus court costs. Three months after the judgment, Tasty has yet to see a penny of the money. What can it do?

News

May 24, 2016

Enforcing Judgments and Orders 2nd Edition

The second edition of Enforcing Judgments and Orders, a textbook for the legal profession, has just been published. Lawrences partners Ed Upenieks ...

It is with sincere gratitude that I am giving this testimony in appreciation of the impeccable professionalism, dedication, knowledge and outstanding sensitivity that I have experienced with Kiran Gill at Lawrences.  Though my need of her services was of no great financial return to her, I was still addressed with no less concern and attentiveness. Both Kiran and her receptionist immediately made me feel welcomed and valued.  It is obvious to me that these ladies were hand-picked because of their qualities and capabilities, as undoubtedly were all of their co-workers, proving this firm to be of great integrity.  I cannot thank them enough. 

Eveline Warden

Credentials

  • Called to Bar, 2011
  • LLB University of Windsor Law School, 2010
  • Honours BA in Business and Society in the Political Science and Labour Studies Streams, York University, 2007

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