Felice Kirsh

Felice Kirsh
Schnurr Kirsh Oelbaum Tator LLP
Partner
Estates & Wills & Trusts

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 In The News
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 . Kirsh, ... 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 . November is the Ontario Bar ... 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 ... 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  ... 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 ... 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  ... 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 ... 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 . Kirsh, a ... 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 . Kirsh, a partner with  ... 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. With proper planning and preparation, ... Read more

Estate Mediation part 2: what to expect

In Part 2 of our series on estate mediation, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh discusses what’s involved once the process gets underway. Realistic ... Read more

Estate Mediation part 1: The benefits

In Part 1 of our series on estate mediation, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh explores the benefits of mediation in estates disputes. Estates disputes are ... Read more

Choose wisely when appointing a power of attorney

With financial abuse of elders on the rise, Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh  tells AdvocateDaily.com it’s important to choose wisely when appointing ... Read more

Kirsh to participate in panel discussion on validity of gifts

Toronto estate litigator Felice Kirsh will participate in a panel discussion on the validity of gifts at the upcoming B’nai Brith Estates and Trusts CLE Seminar for ... Read more

Communication skills critical in estate litigation

Estate litigation is a daunting and unfamiliar world for most people, and having an advocate guide them through the process and listen to their wishes is critical, says Toronto ... Read more

Elders a target for financial abuse

A recent CBC report on an elderly man whose children allegedly drained his bank account is a cautionary tale for those selecting a power of attorney (POA) for their assets, ... Read more

Friendly mobile experience crucial for law firm websites

As many clients are finding law firm websites and blogs through their smartphones, it is vital for firms to prioritize the mobile experience, Toronto estate litigator  Felice ... Read more

Successful parties can't always count on recouping fees

A judge's decision to spare two disinherited family members a costs award following a failed attempt to challenge their stepfather's will is a useful reminder to lawyers and ... Read more

Felice Kirsh endorsed in 2016 Legal Lexpert Directory

Toronto trust and estate litigator Felice Kirsh is named in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most consistently recommended practitioners for her ... Read more

Kirsh to co-chair program on resolving estate disputes

Toronto estate litigator  Felice Kirsh  is set to co-chair an upcoming program on managing, mediating and litigating estate disputes, presented by Osgoode Professional ... Read more

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