Felice Kirsh

Felice Kirsh
FIRM:
Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Estates & Wills & Trusts
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Felice Kirsh, a partner with the Toronto firm Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator LLP, focuses on estate litigation and mediation.

She graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1984 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.

For more than 25 years, Ms. Kirsh has handled estate litigation and mediation, including contested wills, trustee disputes, passing of accounts, will interpretations, dependent support claims, Family Law Act claims, and mental incompetency litigation. She is a certified specialist in the area of estates and trusts law.

Ms. Kirsh is a speaker and has chaired programs for the Law Society of Ontario. She has written and presented papers for professional and educational organizations, including Osgoode Hall School of Continuing Legal Education and the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners Canada on topics such as limitation periods in will challenges, claims against the estate by spouses under the Family Law Act, and special considerations for attorneys for property.

Outside of her legal work, Ms. Kirsh is on the board of directors of Trails Youth Initiatives, an organization that helps vulnerable youth.

Felice Kirsh Posts

Estate mediation can help preserve familial relationships

Mediation can help familial relationships survive an estate dispute, says Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh. Read more

Discuss settlement range with client prior to mediation

Counsel must prepare their clients for mediation to get the most out of the process, says Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh. Read more

Key for evaluative mediator to know subject matter

In the third instalment of a series on the benefits of estate mediation , Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh discusses how to select a suitable mediator. Read more

Is my estate dispute suited for mediation?

Mediation can be successful for almost any type of matter, Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Estate mediation can mitigate risk, save time and money

The winner-takes-all nature of estate litigation makes mediation an attractive alternative, Toronto trust and estate litigator and mediator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Joint accounts between parents and children spur estate litigation

Parents should resist the temptation to set up joint accounts with their children, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Make a Will Month as good a time as any to get affairs in order: Kirsh

Adults of all ages should have a will in place, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Tracing missing beneficiaries a headache for executors

Frequently checking your will improves the chance your estate trustee will be able to find all your beneficiaries after your death, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Regular reviews keep estate plans fresh

Testators should revisit their wills at regular intervals to ensure they still match their wishes, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Be specific if you want to direct how charity spends bequest

Testators who want a say over how their funds are spent should be specific with their bequests to larger charities, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Client complaints inevitable in emotional practice areas

Law society complaints are an occupational hazard for lawyers in emotional practice areas, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Align beneficiary designations to reduce litigation risk

Testators can minimize the chance of their estates ending up in litigation by aligning their beneficiary designations, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

One head is better than two when it comes to powers of attorney

Individuals should avoid appointing joint powers of attorney whenever possible, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Blended family adds wrinkles to intestacy

Intestacy takes on an extra level of complication when blended families are involved, says Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh. Read more

Estate Mediation part 3: the settlement

In Part 3 of the estate mediation series, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh discusses settlement at mediation. Read more