Trusts provide a flexible tool for a wide range of needs, including wealth transfers, protection of disabled beneficiaries, providing for family and charitable organizations, and tax and business succession planning. Ensuring that the trust meets a client's needs and goals demands expertise in this complex area. The lawyers at Horne Coupar have an exceptional depth of experience in all aspects of trust law.
Our senior associate counsel, Dr. Donovan Waters Q.C., is an internationally recognized trust practitioner who recently received the first lifetime achievement award from the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. He is a featured speaker at trust symposiums worldwide, and his book, The Law of Trusts in Canada, is the seminal work in the field frequently cited in commonwealth courts.
Partner Mark Horne has been elected both a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Council and an academician in the International Academy of Estates and Trust Law, and held the first Fellowship in Equity, Trusts & Fiduciary Relationships at the University of Victoria Law School.
Partner Fiona Hunter earned a Masters of Law in the area of trusts, and is the author of Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Canada, now in its second edition
The combined expertise of Donovan, Mark and Fiona ensure that Horne Coupar's clients have the right advice and the necessary documents to implement a wide range of trust planning.