Kenneth Pope, founder and principal of the Ottawa firm K. C. Pope Law, has worked more than 30 years on estate planning with a particular focus on helping the disabled.
Mr. Pope graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Laws in 1978 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980.
He helps clients with wills and estate planning issues, including guardianship applications, disability tax credit recovery, and Henson trusts, which ensure that a child with a special needs will not lose provincial disability benefits after they receive an inheritance.
He also deals with the Canada Revenue Agency on behalf of clients to back file disability-related tax credits and recapture overpaid taxes.
Mr. Pope advises on the use of trusts for family members — to minimize taxes payable on income earned from inheritances — as well as a range of financial options. He often travels across Canada to speak with families about their estate planning issues.