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Howard S. Black *

Partner

e: hblack@mindengross.com
p: (416) 369-4332
f: (416) 864-9223

* Partner through Professional Corporation

Client Services

Core Specialties

  • Mediation of Estate Disputes
  • Arbitration of Estate Disputes
  • Estate Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Family Business
  • Trusts
  • Wealth Management / Tax Planning
Howard Black - Wills and Estates Mediation Howard Black - Wills and Estates Mediation Howard Black - Wills and Estates Mediation

Howard is Chair of our Wills and Estates group. Howard's practice focuses on estate litigation and mediation of estates disputes ​with extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning and administration. In addition to a busy estate litigation and mediation practice, Howard provides estate planning advice and advises on wills and powers of attorney to middle and high net-worth individuals.

Howard is passionate about the law and about giving back to the legal community. He has been teaching for over 20 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law in Wills and Estates at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He has won two teaching awards from Osgoode Hall Law School. Howard was the first recipient of the Osgoode Hall Law School Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence and the 2003/2004 Legal and Literary Society Teaching Excellence Award. He recently published Wills and Estates: Cases, Text, and Materials (Second Edition). Howard is also ranked as a "Consistently Recommended" lawyer in the The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Clients appreciate Howard’s ability to explain complex issues and mediate tense and stressful situations. Clients have stated he exhibits integrity, sincerity, wisdom, and 'out of the box' smarts in a manner that all lawyers should emulate.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Advocate’s Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Boards and Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (over 20 years of teaching experience)
  • Past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of The Ontario Bar Association

Recent Publications

Additional Publications

 

Awards and Achievements

  • Howard has been listed in Best Lawyers® in Canada in Trusts ​and Estates.
  • Howard is named as one of Canada’s Consistently Recommended Estates lawyers by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
  • Howard has received two awards for teaching: Osgoode Hall Law School Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence and the 2003/2004 Legal and Literary Society Teaching Excellence Award (Osgoode Hall Law School)

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Howard S. Black *

Partner

T: (416) 369-4332
F: (416) 864-9223
E: hblack@mindengross.com
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Education

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1985
  • York University, Osgoode Hall Law School - LL.M. (Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2001
  • York University, Osgoode Hall Law School – LL.B., 1983
  • University of Toronto – Bachelor of Arts, 1980

Joined Minden Gross

1991

Assistant Information

Joanne Hickling
e: jhickling@mindengross.com
p: (416) 362-3711 x 233

Marie Correia
e: mcorreia@mindengross.com
p: (416) 362-3711 x 218

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