Linda Lynch-Staunton

Calgary’s most respected estate litigators

Linda’s ranching background and her previous experience in the cattle industry also provide her with an understanding of the challenges facing farm and ranching operations and other family businesses in creating their estate plans and administering their estates.

Linda practices in the Wills and Estates area with a focus on Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Estate disputes, including:

  • Estate Planning: Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Personal Directives and Supported Decision Making Authorizations, Business Succession, High Net-Worth Planning, Family Trusts, Alter Ego and Joint Spousal Trusts.
  • Estate Administration: Applications for Probate, Applications to the Court to Validate or Rectify Wills, Applications for Grants of Administration, Resealing and Double Probate, Administration of Mines and Minerals interests, Dependent Relief Claims/ Family Maintenance and Support Claims, Passing of Accounts
  • Estate Dispute Resolution / Estate Litigation

Publications
PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES:

Contributor, “Wills & Estates Practice Manual”, Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), 2016

Author/Presenter, “Draft Wills: A Primer - Initial Matters”, Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA), 2009, 2010

Professional Associations and Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association Wills & Trusts Section (South Branch), Executive, 2006 - present

Canadian Bar Association Wills & Trusts Section (South Branch), Wills and Succession Act Advisory Committee, 2011

Sessional Instructor on Estate Planning and Administration, Chinook Learning Services, 2007-2009

Presenter on Estate Planning at the Alberta Teachers Association, 2008-2012

 

Education
EDUCATION & YEAR OF CALL:

University of Calgary, BA, 1995, Major: Political Science, Minor: Business Administration
University of Calgary, LLB, 2004
Admitted to the Alberta Bar, 2005

Speaking
Community Involvement

Board Member, Medical Mercy Canada, 2012
Volunteer, Calgary Senior Women’s Basketball League, Executive, 1999 - present
Volunteer, Student Legal Assistance, 2004 - present
Volunteer, University of Calgary Law School, Mooting and Debating Society, Coach of Alberta Cup Moot Team 2009-2012
Volunteer, Motionball, Marathon of Sport Team Captain, 2010-2013