Andrew has been practicing law at Agro Zaffiro LLP since his call to the Ontario bar in 2009. He practices civil litigation with a focus on estate litigation, elder law and insurance defence.
He obtained his LL.B. at Ottawa University after completing an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University. In 2018, Andrew obtained The Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law through study at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s Professional Development program.
Andrew has extensive experience with issues surrounding estates and legal issues affecting elders and other interested parties, including:
- Applications for directions
- Will interpretation, challenges and defences
- Dependant relief claims and other claims against estates
- Passings of accounts
- Powers of attorney for property and personal care
- Advice and guidance to attorneys for property and personal care
- Disputes between attorneys
- Capacity assessments
- Constructive and resulting trusts
- Guardianship applications
- Fiduciary duties and obligations
- Costs issues arising out of estate disputes
He has acted for estate trustees including professional trustees, beneficiaries and attorneys and has been appointed as counsel pursuant to section 3 of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992, S.O. 1992, c.30. He has appeared as counsel on behalf of clients before all levels of Court in Ontario.
Andrew is a trustee for the Hamilton Law Association and is an executive member of the Hamilton Lawyer’s Club.
Andrew relates to his clients on a personal level and understands that legal issues are complex and stressful. He strives to bring a personal touch to his practice.