Exceptional solutions. Your needs are as unique as you.

Close this search box.

Customized Solutions.
High-Touch Service.

For over 25 years, we’ve been distilling big-firm expertise and recreating it in a discreet, boutique firm setting.

Trust and Estate Legal Services

We established our firm over 25 years ago to focus 100% on trust and estate legal work

We provide domestic, cross-border and multijurisdictional trust and estate advice in a comfortable, discreet and personal boutique firm setting. From planning to administration to dispute resolution, our years of practical experience, combined with a deep understanding of your unique goals and objectives, enable us to provide bespoke solutions in a responsive manner that optimize your situation and ensure your peace of mind.


Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary

2023 marked the year O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP celebrated its 25th anniversary. We thank our clients, professional colleagues, and “Friends of the Firm” for all of their support in contributing to this achievement and for the trust you place in us.


Estate Planning Lawyers, Estate Administration Lawyers for High Net Worth Individuals and High Value Estates

The estate planning lawyers and estate administration lawyers at O’Sullivan Law have pioneered 3 niche areas of trust and estate law for high net worth (HNW) individuals:

  1. Cross-border succession planning as well as estate and trust administration (Canada-U.S.)
  2. Multijurisdictional succession matters and estate administration (including situs wills and powers of attorney)
  3. Estate planning and administration for the Modern Family

Complex Estate Planning

Do you have a large or complex estate? The estate planning lawyers at O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers can also help with:

  • Minimizing taxes on your death
  • Protecting your children’s inheritance in the event of relationship breakdown
  • Passing down or transferring special assets such as a business or cottage

Recognized Leaders in the Field

Our lawyers are not only legal practitioners but also leaders in our profession

All of us are active speakers and thought leaders. We are committed to staying at the forefront of the law and leading the charge.

We are also a top-ranked, peer-recognized firm. Margaret O’Sullivan is recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Canada High Net Worth Guide 2023 as a top estate planning lawyer in Canada.

Margaret O’Sullivan is recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 as a leading estate planning lawyer.

Margaret is recognized in Private Client Global Elite 2022-2023.

O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers is ranked a “Top 10 Wills, Trusts and Estate Law Boutique” in Canada for 2023-2024, by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, part of Key Media. The survey is based on peer reviews by Canadian lawyers. 

Margaret O’Sullivan has been shortlisted for “Outstanding Individual of the Year” in the 13th annual Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2024 USA created by Citywealth Magazine in London, U.K. Margaret is one of 6 women—and the only Canadian—to be nominated this year. 

O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers was awarded Boutique Firm of the Year 2019/20 at the STEP Private Client Awards held in
London U.K. on September 25, 2019.

Margaret O'Sullivan wins Bronze, in "Outstanding Individual of the Year" Category

Join us in congratulating Margaret O’Sullivan, founder and managing partner of O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP, in winning Bronze in the “Outstanding Individual of the Year” category in the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards USA 2024.

Margaret responded on winning this award: “This is a special honour that means a lot to me. As the only Canadian nominated this year, I hope to help other Canadian women leaders who work with private clients and high net worth individuals in wealth management, to inspire the next generation.”

Mary Gardiner, of Morgan Stanley, won Silver and Sandra Viana, of Withersworldwide, won Gold in the “Outstanding Individual of the Year” category.

About Citywealth Powerwomen Awards

The awards shine a spotlight on individuals who are visionary leaders shaping wealth management and who go above and beyond in championing caregiving responsibilities, promoting female leadership, and embracing the power of diversity. Each finalist represented a story of inspiration and empowerment that deserves to be acknowledged.

A total of 20 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on March 14, 2024, in New York City.

In the Media

The Toronto estate lawyers at O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers are sought by reporters, editors, as well as TV and radio producers for their opinions and analysis of important estate issues, cross-border estate issues, trust and trust administration, as well as estate litigation.

Wealth advising for the future: The new paradigm

Clutter: How to remove it and organize your affairs

“The O’Sullivan team has deep domestic, international and cross-border expertise, and their depth of trust and estate planning knowledge is close to unparalleled. I feel comfortable referring my clients because the nature of their advice is top-drawer. They are true experts.”

- Toronto Lawyer

Upcoming Events

Women’s Financial Mastery Series hosted by Nicola Wealth

October 3, 2024

Margaret O’Sullivan will speak on the estate planning needs of women at the Women’s Financial Mastery Series hosted by Nicola Wealth in Toronto. She will speak and take questions on: marriage contracts and co-habitation agreements; wills and multiple wills; cross-border considerations; gifting to adult children; and family trusts. Private event.

STEP Canada-USA Cross-Border Conference

October 6, 2024 - October 8, 2024

O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the inaugural STEP Canada-USA Cross-Border Conference in Chicago. The conference will feature 32 leading specialists discussing the latest trends and developments in cross-border estate planning and wealth management in Canada and the US. Enrolment is limited to 200 in-person attendees.


Read our 25th anniversary special edition book “Trust and Estate Essentials: Achieving Success in Family Succession,” 2nd Edition. It will help clarify and demystify major issues that arise in estate planning and estate administration, especially high net worth Canadians with cross-border and multijurisdictional connections.

The Second Edition has been updated to 350 pages and divided into 40 germane chapters.

Available in hardcopy and eBook. Bulk orders welcome.

From Our Blog

Contact Us to Discuss Your Needs

Our lawyers are ready to meet with you, listen to your needs and explain how we can help. Contact us to set up a meeting