Marlin Horst

Marlin Horst
Shibley Righton LLP
Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate

Marlin Horst, a partner with the Toronto office of Shibley Righton LLP, focuses on corporate law as well as estate planning and administration.

He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1986, before earning his Master of Laws from Cambridge University in 1987. Mr. Horst was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989 and the Bermuda Bar in 1997.

Acting on behalf of corporations in a range of industries, Mr. Horst handles matters for financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, energy, mining, and private equity firms.

He assists with restructuring for both creditors and debtors, advises on mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds, real estate, general corporate and commercial transactions as well as venture capital/private equity actions.

Mr. Horst’s practice encompasses all types of lending, including syndicated, senior, subordinated, asset-based, and project finance.

He also assists with estate planning and administration for high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners.

Mr. Horst is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Marlin Horst Posts

Communication key to avoiding family estate disputes

Testators can head off the threat of an estate dispute by explaining decisions to family members before death, says Toronto corporate and estates lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

Families face hardships when loved one dies without a will

TORONTO — Dying without a will is a selfish decision that can add financial hardship to families suffering with grief, legal experts say. Read more

‘Complete autonomy’ essential when drafting a will: Horst

A recent Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision upholds the legal principle that people can leave their estate to whomever they want, provided they are fulfilling their support obligations, says Toronto wills and estate lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

Removing executor of a will cannot be done on a whim: Horst

Removing the executor of a will is a difficult proposition — and for good reason, says Toronto wills and estate lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

Divorce agreements can affect estate settlements: Horst

Failing to fulfil your obligations in a divorce settlement can be costly, even after you pass away, says Toronto wills and estate lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

Business Corporations Act changes aim to provide transparency

Privately owned firms governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act will now have to register the names of those who have significant control of their companies, says Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst. Read more

Pre-incorporation deals come with risks: Horst

People who put down a deposit for a property on behalf of a company that is not yet incorporated could lose that money if the buyer pulls out of the deal, says Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst . Read more

Syndicated mortgage rule proposals offer protection: Horst

A Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) plan to increase oversight of syndicated mortgages is an effort to protect ‘unsophisticated’ investors from risk, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells The Lawyer's Daily . Read more

Properly worded shareholders agreement is a must: Horst

When someone dies with a life insurance policy listing a clear beneficiary, anyone with a dispute should have solid evidence to support their argument, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

Font discrepancy helps expose sham trust

A former telecommunication executive’s attempt to shield family properties from his bankruptcy proceedings provides a textbook example of a sham trust, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells Read more

Succession planning pays off for small businesses

Succession planning can ease the transition when the time comes to transfer ownership of family-run businesses, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells Read more

Court rules objection to trustee accounts not statute-barred

Executors should make sure beneficiaries are fully informed before taking compensation from the estate according to a recent decision, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more

Due diligence a sound strategy against fraud

A defrauded corporate lender who unsuccessfully tried to sue the government to cover $1.8 million in losses was always facing an uphill struggle, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells Read more

Family business disputes frequently about control, direction

It can be difficult for family business partners to keep emotions separate from management and operations, particularly when one generation is passing control off to the next, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells Read more

OCA clarifies s. 4 of Interest Act

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling on interest disclosure is likely a relief to lenders as it confirms that a small violation of s. 4 of the Interest Act will not impact all interest payable under a loan agreement, Toronto corporate lawyer Marlin Horst tells . Read more