Ian Hull

Ian Hull
FIRM:
Hull & Hull LLP
POSITION:
Founding Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Mediation
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Co-founder of the Toronto firm Hull & Hull LLP with his father Rodney, Ian Hull practises in the areas of estates, trusts, capacity and fiduciary litigation. He also maintains a mediation practice through Hull Estate Mediation Inc.

Mr. Hull was called to the Ontario Bar in 1990 after receiving an LL.B from the University of Windsor and an Honours B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. A certified specialist in estates and trusts law and civil litigation, Mr. Hull is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

A lecturer at the Ontario Bar Admission Course and a guest lecturer for the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario, Mr. Hull is also the author of numerous articles and books on estate law.

Ian Hull Posts

Even celebrities make estate planning mistakes

By Ian Hull We’ve previously blogged about the importance of having a will here (and updating your estate plan here ). Too often, however, individuals fail to take the steps necessary to draft a will or set up a proper estate plan; this is even true for celebrities and many people of note. Read More at Toronto Estate Law Blog Read more

Ian Hull named in expert directory

Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Ian M. Hull , co-founding partner with Hull & Hull LLP , has been recognized in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as being most frequently recommended in estate and personal tax planning and estate litigation. Read more

Vital to plan ahead for potential capacity issues

The two core principles of capacity law in Ontario – maximizing autonomy and protecting those who are vulnerable – create unique challenges in the context of aging, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Intersection of estate, family law requires careful planning

When an individual dies in the midst of divorce proceedings, estate law often intersects with family, real estate and corporate law, creating a complex scenario that may result in litigation, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Vital for fiduciaries to understand obligations

Fiduciaries, such as estate trustees and attorneys for property, occupy a position of trust and must be careful not to find themselves in a conflict of interest, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Family Law Act may come into play when spouse dies

When a spouse dies, family law and estate law become interconnected, with Ontario’s Family Law Act governing how an estate may be distributed, notwithstanding the terms of the deceased's will, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag n Huffington Post. Read more

Lawyer's records key when determining testamentary capacity

When it comes to establishing the validity or invalidity of a will, one key issue is the concept of whether the testator possessed the mental capacity to execute the will at the time – also known as testamentary capacity, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Estate litigators need to consider elder law issues

With the specific types of legal issues that face an aging population emerging with greater frequency, lawyers who do estate litigation should make sure they are sensitive to elder law issues, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Succession planning can't be done overnight

Careful planning is necessary when it comes to a partner retiring from a small firm, where an immediate capital payout m... Read more

Trusts useful for complex estate planning

While many people think a will is simply a mechanism for passing property from one generation to the next, when drafted properly, it can also create and govern multiple trusts, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Be specific in your estate plan – and keep it updated

Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Ian Hull recently took some time out to make a video with Ontario Bar Association president Pascale Daigneault to discuss the importance of a power of attorney and estate planning. Read more

Estate planners need to address disinheritance issue

If not addressed adequately by an estate planner, the issue of direct or indirect disinheritance can leave a will open to challenge, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Be cautious when drafting estate plan for spouses in second marriages

When assisting clients in second marriages with an estate plan, drafting solicitors should be careful when being retained jointly by two spouses - especially when one or both intend to recognize their former families within the estate plan, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

The challenge of estate planning after remarriage

Second marriages represent a challenge when it comes to estate planning, given the need to balance the demands of a new spouse with the protection and advancement of children from the prior marriage, Toronto estates and trusts lawyers Ian M. Hull and Suzana Popovic-Montag ite on Huffington Post. Read more

Ian Hull speaking at fertility law course

Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Ian Hull will participate in an upcoming fertility law course where he will discuss issues surrounding fertility laws with respect to estates, wills and matters of succession. Read more