Malkit Atwal

Malkit Atwal: Attorney with Field Law
  • Associate at Field Law (125 Attorneys)
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Biography

Malkit Atwal practices in the areas of wills, estates and trusts and specializes in estate litigation, estate administration, and estate planning matters.

Malkit strives to earn the trust and confidence of his clients by achieving their goals in a timely, cost-effective and conscientious manner. He has presented at numerous continuing legal education seminars, appeared at a variety of levels of court throughout Alberta, and has participated in hearings before the Court of Appeal of the Northwest Territories and at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Regularly acting on behalf of both executors and estate beneficiaries in estate litigation matters, Malkit and has been involved in numerous Court hearings involving claims made against or by an estate, including family maintenance and support claims, variation of trusts, removal of trustees, will challenges, and estate accounting applications.

Malkit’s estate planning practice involves drafting Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives. He works with clients to understand their goals and develops tailored plans to suit their circumstances. Malkit also regularly advises both local and national charities and private foundations on governance issues to ensure compliance with CRA’s strict rules regarding the operation of such entities.

Value to Clients

As an estate lawyer, I often meet clients who have recently suffered a loss. For many, it is an extremely emotional and stressful time in their lives. My role as their lawyer is to take some of the stress off their hands and help guide them through the legal process as efficiently and conscientiously as possible.

Outside the Office

Malkit spends time with his family and loves to travel to sunny destinations. He is a squash player, golf enthusiast, foodie, movie buff and avid reader, whose favourite book is Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens.

Community

Canadian Bar Association
Co-Chair, Elder Law Group
2014 - Present

Experience

Splett v Splett, 2017 ABQB 658

Williams v. O’Leary, 2011 ABQB 229, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

Fullowka v. Pinkertons of Canada, 2010 SCC 5, Supreme Court of Canada

News + Views + Events

April 2017
LESA Seminar on Estate Litigation Fundamentals
Seminars
September/October 2015
LESA Seminar on Estate Accounting
Seminars
October 2014
Wills Week 2014
2012
Summary of the Legislative Framework Governing Tissue and Organ Donation in Alberta

Notable Work

•Successfully argued that a foster child (who had been part of a family for more than 40 years) be considered a child for the pusposes of the deceased parent's will and was entitled to a share of the estate.
•Resolved a family dispute when one of two siblings who had been given power of attorney, used the document to prevent the other sibling from visiting their father in hospital.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Personal
  • Wills, Estates + Trusts
  • Estate / Trust Litigation + Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
587 773 7181  Phone
780 428 9329  Fax
www.fieldlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Victoria, Bachelor of Commerce, 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 2006
Year of First admission:
2007
Admission:
2007, Alberta
Memberships:

Professional

Canadian Bar Association
Member
2007 - Present
CBA Wills and Trusts Subsection
Executive
2014-Present
CBA Elder Law Subsection
Chair
2014-Present
Canadian Bar Association, Elder Law Group
Co-Chair
2014-Present

Languages:
English
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Matras Estate 2016 ABQB 728 Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta 2016; Williams v. O'Leary 2011 ABQB 229 Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 2011; Fullowka v. Pinkertons of Canada 2010 SCC 5 Supreme Court of Canada 2010
ISLN:
922647963

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