George Clarke is a Partner and member of both the Real Estate Team and Estates Team. As a member and Chair of the Estates Team, he assists clients with the preparation of their estate plans through wills, enduring powers of attorney, personal directives (“living wills”), and trust planning. He also assists executors and heirs in administering estates in both the probate and estate administration processes.
As part of his Real Estate practice, George works with clients, real estate agents, bankers and mortgage brokers in the purchase, sale and refinance of residential property.
George is an accomplished musician. He started playing the drums in grade 6 and has two degrees in music from St. F.X. and McGill. He free-lanced in Montreal and Ottawa in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and also taught music in private schools in Montreal. George continues to pursue his interest in music as drummer with the popular local band, “The Classics”.
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