Matthias Duensing

Matthias Duensing
FIRM:
Duensing Law
POSITION:
Founder and Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Real Estate
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Matthias Duensing, founder and principal of the Toronto firm Duensing Law, focuses on wills, trust, estates and real estate law.

His wills and estates practice includes the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and trusts. He also advises estate trustees on all aspects of the estate administration process, including probate.

Mr. Duensing advises his real estate clients on the sale, purchase and refinancing of residential and commercial properties.

He takes part in regular retirement planning seminars where he discusses estate planning issues with employees of the federal government.

Mr. Duensing believes in giving back to his community and volunteers as a supervising lawyer at Pro Bono Student Canada’s Wills Project, which provides estate planning services to low-income clients. Such services are delivered through the efforts of law students from Osgoode Hall Law School and from the University of Toronto Law School, under the supervision of volunteer lawyers.

Mr. Duensing is fluent in German.

Matthias Duensing Posts

Sloppy will drafting can lead to family feud

By Matthias Duensing Lorne Hicklin was a well-loved member of his community, who ran an automotive repair shop in partnership with his younger brother James. Read more

A cautionary tale about separation and dying without a will

By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com After 10 years of marriage and two small children, Theresa falls in love with a co-worker, and asks her husband, Max, to leave their family home in Woodstock, which they owned together as joint tenants. Read more

OREA urges province to revamp realtor rules

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has released a number of recommendations to revamp how real estate is sold, including allowing an open bidding process, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

When the tax man calls – estates, family disputes, debts

By Matthias Duensing for AdvocateDaily.com . The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled on a case involving parental estates and disputing brothers. Read more

New technology good for real estate sector: Duensing

Despite some legal concerns, new technology is changing the way homes are bought and sold, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Body donation and the limits on testamentary wishes

There are limits to what can be done with one’s body after death, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Commission-free real estate company set to expand in Canada

With a global real estate giant hoping to disrupt the Canadian market, consumers may not be so quick to sign up for the company's commission-free sales approach, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Court says title insurance covers losses of badly built property

Structural deficiencies missed because of poor construction may be covered by title insurance in the wake of a recent Superior Court decision, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Size of condo doesn’t matter in duty to accommodate

Regardless of the size of the building, condominium corporations are obligated to accommodate a person with disabilities, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

New mortgage rules will make borrowing easier for self-employed

New mortgage rules recently announced by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) should make it easier for self-employed workers to secure mortgages, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

'Vicious' dispute sees family members fight over wealth

A recent case in the Ontario Superior Court shows how wealth can tear a family apart, Toronto wills and estates lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer's Daily . Read more

Intervention needed in the housing market: Duensing

A recent case in the Ontario Superior Court highlights a potentially costly consequence of Toronto’s erratic housing market, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

New mortgage stress test could make homes less affordable

The government’s attempt to cool the hot housing market may actually prevent some people from being able to buy a new home, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Non-resident tax may not cool Ontario’s hot housing market: Duensing

With housing costs on a “runaway trajectory,” it remains to be seen whether the province’s attempt to stabilize the market will be successful, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Inclusionary zoning could unite or further divide

The Ontario government’s plan to create more affordable housing comes with a controversial inclusionary zoning provision, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more