Dustin Marnell

Partner, Horne Coupar LLP

About Dustin Marnell

Dustin practices in the areas of estate planningestate administration (probate) and real estate.  He takes pride in providing experienced, clear, and practical advice to his clients.

Dustin grew up in Victoria and has a strong commitment to his community.  He volunteers at a number of local organizations and frequently presents on topics within his areas of practice.  He has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 2008.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University
Juris Doctor, University of Victoria
Canadian Securities Course

Horne Coupar LLP has been providing estate planning advice and assistance to clients for over 77 years and our lawyers are nationally recognized for their knowledge and expertise in dealing with issues of asset ownership, protection and distribution both during life and upon death. We represent individuals and trust companies in a wide variety of matters ranging from simple wills to complex estate planning.

Our lawyers carefully consider each client’s personal situation and objectives in providing advice as to how the client might best organize their affairs to ensure their wishes are carried out, and future contingencies anticipated. When needed, we work closely with our clients’ accountants, financial advisors or other professional advisors during the planning and implementation of the estate plan.

SOME OF THE IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS ARE:
  • Tax implications (including the use of trusts)
  • Succession of family businesses
  • Philanthropic objectives (including charitable trusts and foundations)
  • The challenges of foreign assets or beneficiaries
  • How best to provide for minors, disabled beneficiaries and spendthrift relatives

We also identify potentially litigious issues, and develop strategies to minimize the possibility of conflict between family members and to ensure the courts do not interfere with your wishes.

We are pleased to be named the Top 10 Wills, Trusts and Estate Boutique firms for 2021-22, by Canadian Lawyer.

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