ANDREW C. MUNRO
Clapperton Munro Law
100 – 4888 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M9A 1B5
Tel (416) 443-1200 ext 4
Fax (416) 443-1202
Andrew’s practice consists of estate and trust law, estate planning, civil, commercial and estate litigation. He also acts as general counsel for various corporations. Andrew is fluent in both official languages, and acts for many Quebec corporations representing their business interests in Ontario.
Andrew’s estate practice includes advising on, and drafting Powers of Attorney for Property, Personal Care, Primary and Secondary Wills, succession planning, trusts, and estate administration. He advises on succession planning for owners of privately held Ontario corporations and speaks frequently on estate and trust issues.
Andrew litigates a variety of civil matters including personal injury, dog bites, slip and fall, dental malpractice, as well as commercial disputes including breach of contract and business related claims.
As general counsel for various corporations Andrew advises on a wide variety of issues including employment, contracts, regulatory issues, corporate, and has been involved in working in conjunction with counsel in foreign jurisdictions in establishing new foreign locations for Ontario corporations.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Law Society Of Upper Canada
L’Universite de Moncton, Moncton New Brunswick, Canada
Common Law en Francais
English and French
CHRISTOPHER J. CLAPPERTON
Christopher’s practice includes the areas of estate and trust, corporate and tax law as well as planning, negotiating, drafting and implementing trusts for land claims settlements for First Nations.
His estate and trust practice involves estate and personal planning, including advising on the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and other complementary documents. Christopher also deals with charitable and planned giving mechanisms and a wide variety of proceedings related to the administration of estates, estate litigation and mediation, family and other personal trusts.
Christopher’s corporate practice focuses on succession planning for private corporations. He also provides corporate counsel for a variety of owner-managed business. In his tax practice, Chris advises individuals and corporations on domestic and international tax issues. He also represents clients in compliance matters with the Canada Revenue Agency and prepares technical interpretation requests and advance income tax ruling applications.
Christopher has been very successful in mediating legal disputes with more than 80 per cent of his cases settled at the mediation stage rather than proceeding to litigation. “This represents a significant cost reduction to the client as well as being more expedient,” he says. He uses his experience as a mediator to apply a liberal dose of psychology. “The real art is being able to read the various parties who may be upset in an estate dispute and get them to shed their emotion and settle it on a financial basis.”
Christopher’s recent work has included setting up trusts for a variety of aboriginal land claims settlements; Successfully mediating a number of estate disputes on behalf of his clients; Significant post-mortem estate planning; Conducting lectures, seminars, and planning discussions for business and religious organizations, students and client groups on a variety of estate / trust, corporate and tax planning issues; Writing frequently for industry-related and client publications on a variety of estate / trust and tax planning issues.