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David Wagner - Toronto Litigator

David Wagner

Partner, TEP

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David, a Partner at Wagner Sidlofsky LLP, practices exclusively in commercial and estate litigation. He appears regularly on behalf of clients in shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, contractual disputes and torts. In the context of estate litigation fights, David routinely is involved in Will Challenges, executor and accounting disputes. When family argue over elderly peoples’ property or care, David is often called upon to appear in court to litigate over the validity of the powers of attorney, guardianship applications and control and management of the incapable person’s property.

The demand for his services and the substance of his clients speaks to his skill set as a litigator.

Prior to starting law school, David obtained his B.A. (honours) from Yeshiva University majoring in biology. He was on the Deans’ list, played on the college volleyball team and was a NECVA Scholar Athlete. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course. During his time at law school David volunteered providing free legal advice to artists living in Ontario at the Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS).

Outside of work, David has an interest in athletics, investments and business. He founded the Bnei Akiva Schools Alumni Basketball Team and fundraised to create the league.

Gregory Sidlofsky, Charles Wagner and David Wagner, “Fraudulent Conveyances and Estate Litigation. Stone v. Stone – 18 years later”
a) Part one of the abridged version was published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
b) Part two of the abridged version was published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
c) The unabridged version.

Charles Wagner, Gregory Sidlofsky and David Wagner, “New Brunswick appeal probates will without signature: Lessons for Ontario”
a) The abridged version published by The Lawyer’s Daily part of Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
b) The unabridged version.

D. Wagner and Peter Weissman, “When are Accountants Liable for Providing Negligent Tax and Estate Planning Advice?“, (18th Annual B’nai Brith Trusts and Estates Seminar: Trust Troubles – Litigation, Tax and Ethical Issues, June 4, 2019)

Charles Wagner, David Wagner and David Posner, “Halachic Estate Planning – Tax and Litigation Risks”
a) The abridged version published in the Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal [Vol. 37 2018] p. 335
b) The unabridged version.

Blog Posts

joint tenancy
mistake in calculation
Certificate of Pending Litigation
what is a holograph will?
special items in estate law
law online
gift of property and resulting trust
Do I need a Will?
loan or gift and limitation periods
challenge for court costs
undue influence
Majority Rules
mirror wills
limitation period
constructive trust
passing accounts cost
joint tenant
court appointed monitor
probate of will
accountant negligence
expert witness
unsigned will
fudicary duty
recording video evidence
legal fees
Death of Litigant and Unwanted Lawsuit
probate application
dealth during trial
conflict of interest
nuisance claim in estate law
limitation period
estate administration
probate application
discovery meeting
Tax Planning and Estate Law
validity of will
gift or loan
bully lawyer
notice of objection
estate trustee fees
undue influence
extorsion by executor of estate
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