Eden Maher

Associate

Telephone: (705) 742-1674 ext. 265
email: emaher@llf.ca
Assistant: Julie Baird
Assistant: Darlene Goddard

As an estate litigation lawyer, Eden focuses her practice on disputes involving executors, trustees, and powers of attorney. Eden advises executors and beneficiaries on the validity of wills where questions have arisen about capacity and undue influence. She also advises executors and beneficiaries with respect to passing of accounts, dependent’s support, and claims against estates. Eden’s practice also includes general litigation.

When not in Court, Eden drafts wills, trusts and powers of attorney and advises clients on estate administration and wealth management.

Practice Areas

Work Experience

  • Associate at LLF Lawyers LLP (2013 - present)
  • Sole Practitioner, Ottawa (2011 – 2012)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario (2011)

Education

  • STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners), Affiliate Member
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2010)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Dean’s List, Thompson Rivers University (2002)

Professional Associations and Designations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada - Licensee
  • STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners), Affiliate Member
  • Advocates' Society - Member
  • Peterborough Law Association  - Member
  • Peterborough Estate Planning Council - Program Chair

Community Involvement

  • United Way Peterborough & District - Board Member
  • Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre - Board Member

Publications and Presentations

  • "Forcd Heirship: Comparative Studey of Legal and Policy Considerations," Presentation delivered at the Peterborough Estate Planning Council, March 2017.
  • "Estate Planning or Beneficiaries with Disabilities." Co-presenter with Elizabeth Halka, delivered at the Peterborough Estate Planning Council, December 2016.
  • "Claimsproofing Workshop : Ethics, Professionalism and Litigation Avoidance for Wills and Estates Practice", Co-Presenter with Peter Lillico, Ontario Bar Association, accredited January 26, 2016
  • "Your Estate Matters", Panelist, Shaw Cable Programs, Fall 2015.
  • "Estate Litigation and how to Avoid It", Presenter, Peterborough Estate Planning Council, May 2015.
  • "Changes to the Changes to the Estate Administration Tax Act " Client Advisor, Issue 10, Spring 2015.
  • Paying a Premium (2011) Report for Industry Canada, Office of Consumer Affairs.
  • Legal Ethics Instruction in Canadian Law Schools: Laying the Foundation for Lifelong Learning in Professionalism (2010) 3 C.L.E.A.R. 65.
  • Book Note of Canada’s Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82 by Dominique Clement (2009) 72 Sask. L. Rev. 160.

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