Connolly Nichols Allan & Snelling are pleased to welcome Vlado Hajtol as their new associate. Vlado will be part of the firm’s Wills and Estates group as well as its Real Estate group.
Prior to joining our firm Vlado practiced Wills and Estates Law in a prominent law firm in Cornwall, Ontario and as a sole practitioner in Ottawa. Before going to law school Vlado worked for several years with people with developmental disabilities and continues having a keen interest in serving people with special needs. This interest will be reflected in our firm as Vlado brings to CANS an additional area of expertise allowing the firm to advise clients in the area of incapacity and substitute decision making.
CNAS believes that there is a need for specialized wills and estates lawyers in the Ottawa area. Canada’s population has been rapidly aging for the last several years and the trend is more likely to continue in the foreseeable future. Many of the baby-boomers have already retired or are in the process of slowly transitioning into retirement. In the next 20 to 35 years this generation will be transferring large amounts of wealth and creating their succession plans. Deciding on how to hand over the wealth that one has accumulated over their lifetime is one of the most important decision of one’s life. The Law in Ontario provides for number of different ways of transferring property to somebody else during one’s lifetime or after death. A Wills and Estates lawyer can advise clients on those matters and prepare and draft necessary legal documents to properly execute such transfers. With the law of wills and succession becoming more and more complex the need for a specialized wills and estate lawyer becomes increasingly important. Vlado’s addition to the CNAS’s already well-established wills and estates group will allow the firm to continue advising their growing client base on the complex issues of succession and estate planning. Further, this addition will enable CNAS to continue growing their estate administration practice assisting estate trustees with the probate applications and with the other aspects of administering an estate.