Alex Procope was been awarded the 2022 Hoffstein Book Prize! This award is given out annually to any Trusts and Estates Section member of the Ontario Bar Association with less than 15 years of practice. The nominating committee considered whether the recipient demonstrates leadership in the trusts and estates bar through knowledge, experience skill, commitment, […]

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On September 23, 2021, Alex Procope presented a case law update alongside Lisa Filgiano counsel at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. Practice Gems: Estates Administration 2021 was an online professional development program presented by the Law Society of Ontario. It covered topics including the unsettled law respecting beneficiary designations, compensation of lawyers acting as […]

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Alex Procope co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association’s Innovation in Trusts & Estates Law 2021 program with Jonathan Keslassy of KFG Law on June 1, 2021. Some of the topics that were discussed are highlighted below. Friedrich Blasé, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Innovator in Residence, opened the discussion about the difficulties lawyers have choosing technology […]

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Earlier this year the World Health Organization (WHO) published its Global Report on Ageism (Report). The Report resonated with me as I and my partners at Perez Bryan Procope LLP routinely work with older people in our practice, which includes capacity law, access to care and benefits, and elder law. In my article “How to […]

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Alex Procope co-presented with Amelia Yiu from Elm Law on Estate Planning Pitfalls on November 24, 2020. The Ontario Bar Association Webcast was on featured advice from Estate Litigators. Amelia and Alex reviewed Joint Ownership Issues and guardian against capacity concerns and undue influence. The Common Estate Planning Pitfalls program also covered: Mastering Powers of […]

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Alex has been re-elected to the executives of the Ontario Bar Association‘s Elder Law section as co-CPD Liaison with Matthew Rendely and the Trusts and Estates Law section as a member-at-large for the 2020-2021 term. These sections organize professional development programming and networking events, prepare submissions and analysis of new and evolving areas of law among other […]

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On September 10, 2019, Alex Procope presented a case law update alongside Laroux Peoples and Ambie Edgar-Chana. The Practice Gems: Estates Administration 2019 professional development program was presented by the Law Society of Ontario. It covered topics including tax laws, deciphering a will or trust, duties of an estate trustee in the midst of a dependent’s support […]

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Alex has been re-elected to the executives of the Ontario Bar Association‘s Elder Law and Trusts and Estates Law sections as a member-at-large for the 2019-2020 term. These sections organize professional development programming and networking events, prepare submissions and analysis of new and evolving areas of law among other things. Congratulations to all of the other volunteers […]

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