Andrew is an Associate who practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. He has had the opportunity to advise beneficiaries, executors, financial institutions, and creditors on a wide range of estate matters.
On the estate planning side, Andrew crafts comprehensive estate plans to address each client’s unique circumstances and goals. Through a combination of a Will, Power of Attorney, and Personal Directive, Andrew ensures that your needs and wishes are carried out. For more specialized circumstances, Andrew’s experience in drafting trusts, including alter ego trusts, joint partner trusts, and family trusts, helps his clients achieve the transfer of their hard earned assets in the most tax efficient manner possible.
On the estate administration side, Andrew understands the difficulty of dealing with a loved one’s estate after they have passed. It can be a daunting process, but he will guide the executor through the process. Whether it’s unique assets that have to be addressed, assets outside of Canada, charitable beneficiaries, or any one of the many other issues that can be involved in administering an estate, Andrew brings practical solutions and advice for executors.
If estate litigation is involved, Andrew focuses on finding a cost-effective solution that respects the rights of the parties involved. That might mean a settlement outside of court, but if a matter is headed to court, Andrew provides strong advocacy for your case. Andrew has been involved in matters before the Registrar of Probate and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
Born in Alberta, Andrew slowly migrated eastward—living in Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick—before making Nova Scotia his home alongside his wife and children. When he isn’t practicing law, you can find Andrew spending time with family, settling down with a good book in hand, or playing a board game or two with friends.
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