Suzana Popovic-Montag

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

The 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
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

Hull, Popovic-Montag to discuss succession planning for litigators

On May 25, Toronto estates and trusts litigator  Ian Hull  will chair an event on ‘Succession Planning for Litigators,’ presented by the Law Society of Upper ... Read more

Hull, Popovic-Montag to speak at ‘Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017’

Toronto estates and trusts litigator  Ian Hull  is set to co-chair the upcoming "Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2017" program, presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada. ... Read more

Family communication key to avoiding estate litigation

In some families, the death of a loved one can spark a dispute that results in expensive and protracted litigation — but it is possible to minimize conflict by taking ... Read more

Hull, Popovic-Montag to co-chair HCLA Estates & Family Law Seminar

On May 5, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag of  Hull & Hull LLP will co-chair the Halton County Law Association (HCLA) Estates ... Read more

Can delivery of a gift precede intention?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In the recent decision of  McKendry v. McKendry ,  the British Columbia Court of Appeal considered the elements of a valid  inter ... Read more

Second homes bring capital gains tax headache

The rise in second homeownership and in property values generally means more testators and heirs need to consider the effect of capital gains tax, Toronto estates ... Read more

Attorneys for property and the right to claim compensation

By Suzana Popovic-Montag The Ontario Court of Appeal recently considered the issue of the applicable limitation period for claims for compensation on a passing of accounts. ... Read more

Hull, Popovic-Montag to share estate planning meeting tips at TLA event

Toronto estates and trusts lawyers  Ian Hull  and  Suzana Popovic-Montag will share their methodology for conducting streamlined estate planning meetings at an ... Read more

Plan early for transfer of family cottage

While the family cottage is generally a place filled with happy memories, the significant sentimental and financial value that some attach to the property may lead to contentious ... Read more

Rulings provide contrasting views on court's role in probate

Although a pair of recent Ontario Court of Appeal decisions address the issue of a court’s jurisdiction and role in matters of probate, the rulings send a mixed message on ... Read more

Use of image, likeness after death gifted under will

The use of 'personality' — such as a deceased celebrity’s image — is recognized as an asset that can be gifted under wills, and may be the subject of more court ... Read more

Advertising for creditors: does standard practice need updating?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag An estate trustee must ensure that the deceased’s debts have been discharged prior to making any distributions. This is usually done by ... Read more

Digital estate plan important for anyone with online presence

In today’s virtual world, failing to include digital assets in an estate plan comes with certain risks, including the inability of heirs and executors to access online ... Read more

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