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Krystyne Rusek

Krystyne Rusek Lawyer

Krystyne is a member of the firm’s Wills, Estates & Trusts Practice and the Estate Litigation Group.

Practice

Krystyne’s practice focuses in the area of estates, trusts and capacity disputes including will challenges, dependant support claims, inter vivos trust disputes, fiduciary accountings, guardianship applications and power of attorney disputes.

Krystyne assists clients in resolving their disputes, whether through court proceedings or alternative dispute resolution, in a conscientious and cost-effective manner.

Krystyne has acted on actions and applications in the Superior Court of Justice, as counsel for claimants as well as for responding parties. She has also acted on consent motions, opposed motions, judicial pre-trial conferences and application hearings. Krystyne is resolution-focused and has been able to facilitate the early resolution or settlement of a number of highly contentious matters.

In addition to her experience in Estate Litigation, Krystyne has a comprehensive background in different areas of law. This allows her to anticipate, understand and address issues that arise within estates, trusts and capacity matters.

Professional Membership

Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Ontario Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
Member, Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto

Education

B.Sc. (Hons.), University of Toronto (1997)
J.D., University ofWestern Ontario (2003)
Called to the Ontario Bar (2004)

Other Languages

Polish
Ukrainian

PUBLICATIONS

  • Changes to the Succession Law Reform Act under Bill 28 – WELPartners Newsletter, February 2017 
  • The Applicability of the Limitations Act, 2002 to Passings of Accounts – blog, January 2017.
  • Changes to court fees as of November 6, 2016 – blog, November 2016
  • The Proposed "All Families are Equal Act" and its Impact on Estate Law in Ontario – WELPartners Newsletter, October 2016
  • “Who’s your Daddy?” Proposed Changes to Ontario Laws Regarding Parentage – blog, October 2016
  • An Evening with the Judges of the Estates and Commercial List – blog, November 2016
  • Considerations for Lawyers Drafting Powers of Attorney – WEL on Powers of Attorney, Fall 2016
  • Judicial Discretion in the Award of Costs – blog, August 2016 
  • Competing Appointments: Section 29(2) of the Estates Act – blog, August 2016

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