Suzana Popovic-Montag

Suzana Popovic-Montag
Hull & Hull LLP
Managing Partner
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Mediation

The Toronto-based managing partner of Hull & Hull LLP, Suzana Popovic-Montag practises in the areas of estates, trusts, capactiy and fiduciary litigation while also maintaining a specialized mediation through Hull Estate Mediation Inc.

Ms. Popovic-Montag was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 after receiving an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours B.A. from Wilfred Laurier University. She has received mediation training at Harvard Law School. 

Past chair of the Trusts and Estates Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association, Ms. Popovic-Montag has also been involved in many OBA subcommittees including chairing the Brown Bag Lunches. She is also the publicity liaison for the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners Toronto Executive.

In addition, she is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Estate Planning Council (Mississauga), the Halton County Law Association and the Advocates' Society.

A blogger, podcaster and speaker at OBA, Osgoode Hall and LSUC programs, Ms. Popovic-Montag is a regular contributor to a number of legal publications.

 

Suzana Popovic-Montag In The News
What will you do for long-term care?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag One of the challenges with demographic trends is that they tend to fly under the radar until they are suddenly upon us. Ensuring there is adequate ... Read more

Preparing and protecting estate freezes

While an estate freeze is a useful and important planning tool, it should be considered in the context of the potential pitfalls that may arise in any complex estate planning ... Read more

Popovic-Montag to cover estate freezes at annual B’nai Brith seminar

On May 30, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag will speak at a session for lawyers and accountants hosted by B’nai Brith National Organization of ... Read more

Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the  Cannabis Act  will make the use of cannabis for recreational ... Read more

Stay flexible – roll with those financial planning punches

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Financial planning is a tricky business at the best of times – especially for longer-term goals like retirement and estate planning. But when ... Read more

The ultimate 'selfie': video record your health care wishes

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In an ideal situation, if you suffer a health crisis, you’ll be able to communicate your health care preferences directly to your doctors or ... Read more

Eight steps to a successful succession plan for lawyers

Some basic planning steps can help ease a lawyer’s transition out of practice and into retirement, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag told a recent ... Read more

Challenging a will can be expensive, time-consuming

Will disputes over lack of testamentary capacity or undue influence are becoming increasingly popular, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag tells the Globe ... Read more

Consider a second will if you own foreign property

By Suzana Popovic-Montag If you own property in the U.S. or another foreign jurisdiction, having a valid and up-to-date will that complies with the laws in your province may ... Read more

Unique considerations for LGBTQ estate planning

There are important estate planning considerations for LGBTQ individuals that take into account the unique needs and structure of their families, Toronto estates and trusts ... Read more

The bitcoin estate plan

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As I write this, a single bitcoin is worth more than US$8,200. It will undoubtedly be worth a different amount by the time you read this because the ... Read more

How green is your estate plan?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Climate change remains a leading topic of concern – and most of us have at least some awareness of our environmental footprint. Many of us have ... Read more

Demographics driving rise in POA litigation

Disputes among attorneys will increasingly come before Canadian courts as the country’s population continues to age, says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana ... Read more

Can you bulletproof your will?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As estate litigators with decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to estate disputes. Our firm has dealt with thousands of cases ... Read more

Debate grows over presumed consent for organ donations

More provinces may turn to opt-out systems for organ donation as the Canadian population ages, says Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag . Earlier this ... Read more

Fertility beyond the grave

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Here’s a problem that was hardly imaginable a couple of generations ago. Sperm, ova or embryos are preserved for future use. The donor (or one ... Read more

Mandatory will registry would aid estate administration process

A central database of wills is a helpful tool for lawyers to turn to when they’re in need of information, but it would be more beneficial if these ... Read more

Blanket ban on assisted dying for minors could breach the Charter

Barring minors from medical assistance in dying (MAiD) could be unconstitutional, Toronto estates and trusts lawyer  Suzana Popovic-Montag tells The Lawyers Daily . Just ... Read more

Women should assume key role in long-term wealth, estate planning

With high marital breakdown rates and a longer lifespan, 90 per cent of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives, but all too often, in a ... Read more

Estate planning for special assets

By Suzana Popovic-Montag The disposition at death of many personal assets – a home, stocks, bank deposits – is typically straightforward in terms of how they are ... Read more

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