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.