Suzana Popovic-Montag

Suzana Popovic-Montag
Hull & Hull LLP
Managing Partner
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Mediation

The Toronto-based managing partner of Hull & Hull LLP, Suzana Popovic-Montag practises in the areas of estates, trusts, capactiy and fiduciary litigation while also maintaining a specialized mediation through Hull Estate Mediation Inc.

Ms. Popovic-Montag was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 after receiving an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours B.A. from Wilfred Laurier University. She has received mediation training at Harvard Law School. 

Past chair of the Trusts and Estates Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, Ms. Popovic-Montag has also been involved in many OBA subcommittees including chairing the Brown Bag Lunches. She is also the publicity liaison for the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners Toronto Executive.

In addition, she is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Estate Planning Council (Mississauga), the Halton County Law Association and the Advocates' Society.

A blogger, podcaster and speaker at OBA, Osgoode Hall and LSUC programs, Ms. Popovic-Montag is a regular contributor to a number of legal publications.

 

Suzana Popovic-Montag In The News
How green is your estate plan?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Climate change remains a leading topic of concern – and most of us have at least some awareness of our environmental footprint. Many of us have ... Read more

Demographics driving rise in POA litigation

Disputes among attorneys will increasingly come before Canadian courts as the country’s population continues to age, says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana ... Read more

Can you bulletproof your will?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As estate litigators with decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to estate disputes. Our firm has dealt with thousands of cases ... Read more

Debate grows over presumed consent for organ donations

More provinces may turn to opt-out systems for organ donation as the Canadian population ages, says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag . Earlier this ... Read more

Fertility beyond the grave

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Here’s a problem that was hardly imaginable a couple of generations ago. Sperm, ova or embryos are preserved for future use. The donor (or one ... Read more

Mandatory will registry would aid estate administration process

A central database of wills is a helpful tool for lawyers to turn to when they’re in need of information, but it would be more beneficial if these ... Read more

Blanket ban on assisted dying for minors could breach the Charter

Barring minors from medical assistance in dying (MAiD) could be unconstitutional, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag tells The Lawyers Daily . Just ... Read more

Women should assume key role in long-term wealth, estate planning

With high marital breakdown rates and a longer lifespan, 90 per cent of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, but all too often, in a ... Read more

Estate planning for special assets

By Suzana Popovic-Montag The disposition at death of many personal assets – a home, stocks, bank deposits – is typically straightforward in terms of how they are ... Read more

Regulate personal support workers: Popovic-Montag

A spate of recent abuse allegations shows the need for regulation of personal support workers (PSWs), says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag . The ... Read more

Push hard – get clients talking to family about their estate

By Suzana Popovic-Montag You’re planning a client’s estate. You’ve identified the assets and tax issues and planned accordingly. Most importantly, your ... Read more

Joint property cannot be clawed back to satisfy deceased's debt

As jointly held real property is not actually ‘transferred’ to the surviving owner, it cannot be recovered to satisfy the debts of the deceased if the estate is ... Read more

Embrace of videoconferencing good for the justice system

The Ontario Superior Court’s recent embrace of videoconferencing for uncontentious appearances is a welcome development, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana ... Read more

Where is a trust resident?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In this recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court considered the residence of two trusts, for the purpose of taxation. The court held that ... Read more

Peace of mind guaranteed

By Suzana Popovic-Montag An estate trustee has the legal authority to arrange the place and manner of the burial or cremation of the deceased. The estate trustee also has a ... Read more

Gen Z brings strong multitasking, tech skills to law firms

Members of ‘Generation Z’ have been born with technology attached to their fingers and are adept at multitasking — and this group will soon be represented in the ... Read more

Predatory marriages 'increasingly common problem' in Ontario

With the elderly population living longer and more independently than in the past, predatory marriages are becoming a growing phenomenon in Ontario, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

Banked genetic material should be included in estate plan

In the context of estate planning, it is appropriate for drafting solicitors to inquire whether a testator or potential beneficiaries have banked genetic material and, if so, how ... Read more

Age and testamentary capacity

By Suzana Popovic-Montag “Testamentary capacity” is a term with a particular legal meaning: whether an individual has the necessary cognitive abilities to be ... Read more

Trustees, lawyers must distinguish their roles in estate administration

Confusion about the overlapping roles of lawyers and trustees could lead to problems in estate administration, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag  told ... Read more

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