Victor Kasowski represents and advises clients in respect of all matters related to Wills and Estates, including: Estate Litigation; Wills; Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care; Capacity; Administration of Estates and Distribution of Assets; Probate (Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee With or Without a Will); Guardianship Designations; Family Trusts and Succession Planning for Businesses. In addition, Victor also represents clients across a broad range of corporate law and litigation matters.
Victor’s extensive litigation experience includes acting for individuals, businesses and large financial institutions. Most cases settle before trial, best outcomes are often available early before the emotional strain and financial cost of litigation makes compromise difficult. Victor’s negotiation skills and experience with mediation and alternative dispute resolution can create opportunities for settlement not available in a courtroom. This can be particularly important in estate litigation where parties want an amicable settlement and to preserve the value of the estate.
Victor’s experience in commercial law and litigation is beneficial where the disputed estate includes assets relating to a family owned business or the business dealings of the deceased. Frequently, lawyers whose practices are restricted to estates and estate litigation are at a disadvantage when confronted with sophisticated commercial transactions to unpack and understand.
Victor worked as an associate at two of Canada’s preeminent, full-service, national law firms and at a commercial litigation boutique in Toronto. He has appeared before Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice and in Small Claims Court as well as before the Federal Court of Canada.
Victor has been practicing law since 2003 and is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School where he won the Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Business Associations. He obtained his B.A. (Honours Economics) from McGill University in 1999 where he was awarded the Brian Coghlan Memorial Prize in Economics.
When he is not busy working, Victor is a devoted husband and father who enjoys slipping out to the park to watch his daughter play, watching his beloved Leafs and indulging his second love, soccer.