Matthew Urback

Matthew Urback
Shibley Righton LLP
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment & Labour, Estates & Wills & Trusts

Matthew Urback, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP's Toronto office, focuses on civil and commercial litigation.

He graduated with distinction with his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in mathematics and human biology from the University of Toronto in 2007, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 2010. Mr. Urback was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011.

Mr. Urback acts for clients on wills and estates, employment law, and professional liability.

He has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as various courts of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including the Estates List, the Commercial List, and small claims court.

Prior to articling with Shibley Righton, Mr. Urback made the Dean’s Honour List and won the R. W. Leonard Prize in Trusts in law school.

While at Queen’s, he was a columnist for the law school newspaper and president of his graduating class.

Mr. Urback is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and The Advocates' Society.

Matthew Urback In The News
Dictionary definition helps decide will challenge

Testators should steer clear of ambiguous language if they wish to avoid a will challenge after their death, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback . Read more

Urback to talk wills at upcoming CAGP event in Toronto

Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback will discuss estate planning tips during the upcoming Leave a Legacy series. Read more

Top five estate planning mistakes

With almost a decade of experience behind him, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  has seen it all when it comes to estate plans. Read more

Separated from one, common-law with another – who gets what?

People who live common-law with a new partner after the breakdown of a marriage are advised to get their affairs in order — and get a will, Toronto litigator Matthew Urback tells . Read more

Locating a will can be a tricky business

Knowing when to stop the search for a will following the death of a loved one is a tough call, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  tells . Read more

Wills 101: understanding the basics

A will offers testators a measure of control over their assets even in death, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  tells . Read more

Without a will, family often left with unintended consequences

Dying without a will may have unintended consequences on one’s family members, Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback tells Law Times . Read more

Common sense needed when dealing with POAs: Urback

While it’s important to ensure powers of attorney properly deal with a grantor’s wishes, fear of potential fraud can stymy the whole process, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback writes in the Financial Post .   Read more

Digital assets an increasingly important part of estate planning

Accounting for digital assets is becoming a bigger part of estate planning as people do more and more online, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback tells Law Times . Read more

A celebrity example of proper estate planning

While legendary singers Aretha Franklin and Prince died without wills, there is a celebrity that set a good example for others to consider when it comes to estate planning, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback . Read more

Ensuring one’s wishes are R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ed and other lessons from Aretha

Dying without a will means an estate will be dispersed among family in an orderly way, but not necessarily the way the person would have wanted, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback . Read more

Expertise, financial savvy key factors in choosing estate trustee

Determining whether a loved one or a trust company will manage your estate can be almost as important as setting out what your beneficiaries will receive, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback . Read more

Charles Manson estate dispute offers broader lessons

The dispute over the estate of Charles Manson offers lessons for testators with less controversial backgrounds, Toronto litigator  Matthew Urback  tells . Read more

Assessing a loved one’s capacity

Family members must often make tough decisions when a loved one shows signs of incapacity, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthew Urback . Read more

Top two reasons wills are challenged: Urback

A claim of lack of capacity is a common reason wills are challenged and it can lead to a lengthy and costly legal process, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer  Matthew Urback . Read more

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