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WHO WE ARE

Casey & Moss LLP is a law firm focused exclusively on estate, trust and capacity litigation, as well as estate administration. We assist our clients with the legal ramifications of incapacitating illnesses, death, and dying.

Founded by Angela Casey and Angelique Moss, Casey & Moss LLP’s clients include trust companies, estate trustees/executors, beneficiaries, guardians of personal care and property, and people acting as attorneys for property and personal care.

From our office in downtown Toronto, we serve clients across the province. Our office is conveniently located on the subway line and has ample parking nearby. In appropriate cases, we are happy to meet clients in their homes or care facilities.

We are committed to providing our clients with superior client service, excellent legal work, and fair fees.

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Angela Casey

PARTNER

Angela is a fierce advocate for people affected by death and diminished mental capacity. Her professional peers voted to recognize her as one of Canada’s leading lawyers for estate litigation in Lexpert magazine. Her clients appreciate Angela’s ability to tell their story in a compelling way, and her “committed, supportive work”.

D: 647.494.5497
acasey@caseyandmoss.com

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Angelique Moss

Partner

Angelique has extensive experience litigating a variety of estate, trust, guardianship, power of attorney and capacity matters. She listens carefully to her clients in order to really understand what they need, and then pursues their goals relentlessly. Former clients describe her as an astute negotiator who is very creative, caring, strong and “a warrior in the truest sense of the word”.

D: 647.494.5447
amoss@caseyandmoss.com

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Laura Cardiff

LAWYER

Laura provides passionate and dedicated representation for clients who find themselves faced with death, financial vulnerability, or capacity concerns. These issues often arise suddenly and can turn lives upside down. In such circumstances, Laura’s clients appreciate her ability to clearly explain the intricacies of the law and their options, and to tenaciously pursue the outcome that best meets their individual circumstances.

D: 647.494.3975
lcardiff@caseyandmoss.com

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Cara Zacks

Lawyer

Cara is a committed advocate to clients who need help with wills, estates, trust and capacity issues. She is an experienced court room lawyer and is equally effective as counsel in arbitrations and mediations, and has also become very involved in pro bono legal work. Cara uses the expertise she gained both in the court room and at the negotiating table to vigorously advance her clients’ interests and bring closure to their disputes.

D: 647.494.0309
czacks@caseyandmoss.com

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Felicia Cyril

LAW CLERK

Felicia has had the pleasure of being with Casey & Moss since its inception. Felicia came to Casey & Moss with experience in family law, personal injury law and administrative work. Felicia provides support for the firm in all aspects of its work, including preparing court materials, day-to-day administration and keeping the office running smoothly. Felicia is committed to providing exceptional service to each client.

D: 647.494.3990
fcyril@caseyandmoss.com

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Ellesia Gouveia

LAW CLERK

Ellesia graduated from the Law Clerk Program with Humber Institute of Learning and Technology in 2014 receiving top marks in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Estates Law. Ellesia has a special passion for Estate law, choosing to work exclusively within this field.

D: 647.797.0252
egouveia@caseyandmoss.com

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WHAT WE DO

We act in a wide range of matters involving estates and trusts, as well as guardianship and power of attorney disputes. We are frequently involved at the pre-litigation stages of a matter and have significant experience with out-of-court negotiations and mediations. However, we are also experienced litigators. We regularly appear in courts throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. We are committed advocates for our clients.

Below are some of the typical matters we handle. If you are uncertain of whether we can assist with your case, please give us a call.

ESTATE & TRUST
LITIGATION

Will Challenges

Applications for Support
by Dependants

Executor Misconduct Claims

Solicitor’s Negligence Claims

POWER OF ATTORNEY & GUARDIANSHIP DISPUTES

Uncontested and Contested Applications
for Guardianship

Disputed Powers of Attorney

Passing of Accounts

Section 3 Counsel

ESTATE
ADMINISTRATION

Probate Applications, With or
Without a Will

Applications for Advice and Direction From the Court

Advice to Executors

Advice to Beneficiaries

HOW WE DO IT

1. WE LISTEN

Not all clients share the same goals when working to resolve an estate or mental capacity dispute. For some clients, it is critical to resolve the matter in a way that preserves family relationships. For others, resolving the matter quickly and decisively will be the paramount goal. Some are motivated to protect their family’s privacy; others are focused on cost efficiency. We listen carefully to your needs and then tailor our solutions to your goals.

2. WE COMMUNICATE

We see it as our job to help clients navigate a legal system that may be unfamiliar and confusing. For many of our clients, their estate dispute will be their first encounter with the courts and legal process. Our goal is to provide our clients with the information they need about their rights and obligations so that they can make informed choices about their legal options.

3. WE COMMIT

At Casey & Moss LLP, our sole focus is estate, trust and mental capacity law. That’s because we have dedicated our professional careers to helping people who are affected by the legal ramifications of dementia, death, and dying. And we are passionate about our role as advocates.

4. WE ARE KNOWLEDGE LEADERS

Casey & Moss LLP’s lawyers frequently speak and write about estate, trust and capacity law. We stay on top of new legal developments and share our specialized knowledge with others. Please call us if you think your organization would benefit from learning about topics like preventing financial abuse of seniors, powers of attorney, protecting yourself as an executor, or any other topic relating to estate and mental capacity law. We would be happy to put together a customized learning program.

5. WE INNOVATE

We are building a new kind of law firm. With decades of combined experience gained from both large Bay Street and boutique firm environments, we’ve earned a reputation for doing excellent work. Our mission at Casey & Moss LLP is to continue producing first-rate work while meeting our clients’ budgets. Whether they are institutional clients or individuals who have never hired a lawyer before, we know our clients work hard for their money. They deserve predictable legal fees that are proportionate to what’s at stake. We share this goal. That’s why we’ve designed creative systems and technology that allow us to provide excellent client service and work product – at fair prices.

WHAT WE’RE UP TO

Casey & Moss LLP is delighted to welcome back our summer student, Cassandra Martino, for the 2019-2020 Articling term.

AUGUST, 2018

Cassandra is a student at Osgoode Hall Law School where she has earned awards for academic excellence and exceptional writing. During her time at Osgoode she participated in the Intensive Program in Criminal Law where she was placed at a courthouse and conducted research exclusively for the judiciary. Prior to law school Cassandra completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, and taught upcoming students how to ace the Law School Admissions Test. Cassandra says that she is looking forward to developing her skills as an advocate from strong female role models.

Laura Cardiff presents to University Settlement on Basics of Testate and Intestate Succession

JUNE 27, 2018

On June 27, Laura Cardiff presented to a group of English language students and staff members at University Settlement (Spadina Avenue campus) on the basics of testate and intestate succession in Ontario, powers of attorney, and the probate process. The class was well attended, with lots of excellent questions from the group on all aspects of estate law. Laura was thrilled to have been invited to speak, and wishes all the students a happy summer break!

Laura Cardiff and Angelique Moss Elected to the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association

JUNE, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Laura and Angelique have both been elected by their peers to the executive committees of the Ontario Bar Association. Laura has been elected as a member-at-large of the Estates and Trusts Section and the Young Lawyers Division, and Angelique has been elected as a member-at-large of the Estates and Trusts Section and the Elder Law Section. Laura and Angelique will play a role in developing programming and encouraging the participation of the members of the Ontario Bar Association.

Happy Birthday to Casey & Moss LLP!

JUNE, 2018

We’re celebrating our second anniversary! The early days of sharing a small office were fun – but if we’re honest, we love our view from the 22nd floor! We wouldn’t be here without the support of our fantastic colleagues and many talented individuals who’ve helped us deliver great service and results for our clients. A special thank you to our graphic/web designer, Campbell Creative Services, our process servers, Ad Idem, our copiers, Print Three, our landlord, Rueters, and our bookkeeper, Proccounting.

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