Douglas D. Buchmayer
Douglas Buchmayer is a partner in the Ottawa office of Gowling WLG, practising in the area of business law. Douglas concentrates primarily in the areas of estate planning, estate litigation and estate administration.
Douglas has chaired and spoken at various continuing legal education seminars over the years and has appeared on radio and television to discuss estate planning issues. A past Bar Admission Course instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada for the Estate Practice section, Douglas has also lectured in the area of estate administration at the University of Ottawa for law clerks and was a part-time professor lecturing at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, in trust law.
Douglas is the general counsel for the Nunavut Trust Fund and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (S.T.E.P.).
His areas of expertise include: wills, powers of attorney, tax planning, trusts, trustee obligations, testamentary trusts, family trusts, trust variations, cottage succession planning, business succession, ODSP planning, Henson Trusts, incapacity, guardianship, probate, intestacy and intestate succession, passing accounts, estate accounting, estate transmissions, court appointments, estate mediation, dependants relief, will challenges, and insurance trust planning.
Further expertise includes: drafting and advising in relation to Aboriginal trusts pertaining to impact benefit agreements, land settlement claims, collaboration agreements, etc.