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

Buying property with friends can be a risky investment

Toronto’s inflated housing prices have forced would-be homeowners to get creative when it comes to finding a place to call their own, including teaming up with friends, says Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing. Read more

Ontario considers registry for private mortgage lenders

While Ontario contemplates a registry for private mortgage lenders, Toronto real estate lawyer Matthias Duensing tells The Lawyer’s Daily that he’s not sure lawyers are entirely clear about how it will work. Read more

Dying without will can expose families to financial hardships

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

How a real estate lawyer spots issues early on

By Matthias Duensing Thinking about buying or selling a home? That’s a huge investment, probably the biggest you will make in your lifetime. Read more

Wills, succession, estate planning?

By Matthias Duensing Is it inadvisable to write my own will? Do I really need a lawyer to plan affairs relating to my estate? These are questions I get asked all the time. Read more

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