Emma Hamilton Custom

Overview

Emma is an associate lawyer with the firm. Her practice includes estate planning, estate administration and estate dispute resolution. Prior to joining O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers, Emma practiced in the areas of trusts and estates at a full service firm in Calgary. She has experience in succession and incapacity planning, estate and trust administration, estate litigation and family law matters, including domestic contracts. Emma is currently completing the Diploma Program of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Emma has a J.D. from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. As part of her law studies, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Lucerne in Switzerland, summered at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Bangkok, Thailand and was a legal research assistant for the Faculty.

Presentations and Publications

"Estate planning for millennials: No time like the present", The Lawyer's Daily, July 26, 2018 This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

"Preventing POA misuse: The importance of law reform in Ontario", The Lawyer's Daily, May 16, 2018

Co-author, "Gifts and loans to adult children: What you need to know", The Lawyer's Daily, March 29, 2018

Quoted in Court case reveals risks in gifting assets, Investment Executive on March 1, 2018

Co-author, Canada chapter, The Private Wealth & Private Client Review, Sixth Edition (Law Business Research Ltd 2017)

Presentation: Charity Law Update: Impact of GREs and the 2017 Federal Budget on the Charitable Sector, April 11th, 2017

Contributed to the paper, "Caught Red-Handed: Litigation Against Attorneys in Trouble", Legal Education Society of Alberta, April 2016.

"Physician Assisted Death in Alberta: HS (Re), 2016 ABQB 121", March 22, 2016.

"Recent Case Highlights the Importance of Having a Will", November 6, 2015.

"New Notice and Reporting Requirements for Executors Acting without a Grant", September 8, 2015.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of Alberta (inactive)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Young Women in Law
  • Calgary Women Studying Law Association, 2016-2017
  • Queen’s Bench Amicus Court Assistance Program, Pro Bono Law Alberta, 2015 - 2017
  • Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project, Pro Bono Law Alberta, 2015 - 2017
  • Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, 2003 - 2016
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
416-363-8842
Fax:
416-363-9570
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Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 2016
  • Ontario, 2017

Education

  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Law
    • J.D. - 2015
  • University of Victoria
    • B.A. (with Distinction) - 2012