Leonard Bosschart's practice focuses in the areas of trusts and estates as well as charities and not-for-profit law. As counsel to entrepreneurs, private companies, high net worth individuals and family offices, Leonard provides advice on tax planning, cross-border estate and tax planning, succession planning, and on wills and trusts. He also advises on post mortem planning, working with trustees on administration of estates as well as acting for beneficiaries on passings of accounts and other estate and trust matters.
Many of Leonard's clients are private or family business enterprises, and as a result he is well aware of the needs of the owner-entrepreneur and works closely with his clients to achieve their objectives. Leonard also advises clients on the establishment and administration of charities and not-for-profit corporations.
Leonard is a member of the Society of Estates and Trust Practioners (STEP), and the Ontario Bar Association – Estates and Trusts and Charities sections.
He is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of trusts and estates including, co-presenting Complex Issues in Estate Planning: Mutual Wills and Domestic Contracts for Osgoode Law School's Professional Development program and recently was the course instructor for Wills and Estate Planning: Updates, Issues, Legacy Planning for the Ryerson Life Institute.
NOVEMBER 01 2018
Multiple Wills Alert!
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Re Milne) may affect the Wills of clients who have used multiple Wills to reduce probate fees. If you have Primary and Secondary Wills in place, this court decision may put that planning in jeopardy...
FEBRUARY 09 2017
Dollars and Sense: The End of the Death Tax
The repeal of the U.S. Federal estate and gift tax took a major step forward. Bill HR198 (the Death Tax Repeal Act 2017) was recently reintroduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. An earlier version of the same legislation had been introduced in the Senate in April of 2015 but never became law. The Bill would apply to all gifts made, generation skipping transfers and the estates of persons dying after the enactment date of the Bill...
MARCH 19 2015
FR Dollars and Sense
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Member
- Ontario Bar Association – Estates and Trusts and Charities sections, Member
- Ontario Bar, 1992
- Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1990
- University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons), 1985