Edward Olkovich

Edward Olkovich is a Toronto Estates and Trusts lawyer known as ‘Mr. Wills’. He provides legal advice to those who find legal matters confusing and stressful; helping you make better decisions with less frustration.

Ed Olkovich – The Lawyer

Edward Olkovich is one of few Ontario certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts. With over 35 years experience in Estates and Trusts Law, he resides in Toronto where he continues to help people resolve their estate challenges. He gets optimum results in court or in mediation for executors and estate beneficiaries.

Ed is a regular estate expert on radio and television. He stays on top of legal developments with continuing education. As a contributing editor of Carswell’s legal text Compensation & Duties for Estate Trustees, Guardians & AttorneysEd also reports on “What’s New”.

Legal Credentials

  • Since 1978, Ed has practised law in his own firm
  • Past Chair of the Ontario “Make a Will Week” and past Co-Chair of the “Make A Will Month” campaigns, a province-wide public education program with the Ontario Bar Association; Law Society of Upper Canada; the Heart & Stroke Foundation; Ontario Cancer Society; and involved various sponsors such as Sun Life; the CIBC; and the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario (now Chartered Professional Accountants)
  • Former instructor in the Ontario Bar Admission Course in Estate Planning and Administration, Business of Law, Taxation and professional responsibility courses
  • Chair of the Law Practice Management and General Practice Sections of the Ontario Bar Association and past Executive Member of the Trusts and Estates Section
  • Associate Member of the American Bar Association and Book Reviewer for Law Practice Management Magazine
  • Speaker/Chair at Ontario Bar Association and Law Society of Upper Canada programs
  • Lecturer on estate planning at Schulich School of Business MBA courses

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada Specialty Board certifying Specialists
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • American Bar Association (Associate)

Ed reviews new legal developments and writes about:

  • Compensation for Estate Trustees and Executors
  • Duties of Estate Trustees and Executors
  • Estate Litigation on will contests and capacity challenges
  • Duties of Guardians and Attorneys for property and personal care

Ed Olkovich – The Author

Ontario’s Law Society of Upper Canada certifies lawyers with enhanced skills, experience, and knowledge. Edward Olkovich has written numerous estate books, special reports, and free e-books. As a way of sharing his knowledge with the public, Ed’s Learning Center provides free valuable information about your legal rights and obligations.

Articles written by Ed have appeared in magazines including CARP (Canada’s Association of Retired Persons), Divorce Magazine, The American Bar Association Practice Management Magazine, and Lawyers Weekly.

Books, home study guides and courses:

  • Executor Kung Fu: Master Any Estate in Three Easy Steps
  • Executor Beware: Your Complete System to Probate, Tackle and Tame Any Estate
  • Breakthrough Estate Planning: Finding All the Answers You’ll Ever Need
  • Choosing Executors: Your Formula for Success
  • Estate to the Heart: How to Plan Wills and Estates for Your Loved Ones
  • Estate Planning in Six Simple Steps
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Estate Planning in Six Simple Steps for Canadians
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wills and Estates for Canadians
  • Founder of EstateTherapy.com an online publisher of estate information
  • Published hundreds of blogs posts on Mrwills.com, EstateTherapy.com and Money.ca

Platforms Ed has been quoted in include:

  • The Toronto Star
  • The Toronto Sun
  • The Globe & Mail
  • The National Post
  • Edmonton Journal
  • Financial Executive’s Money Planner Magazine
  • Reader’s Digest
  • The Forum
  • The Law Times
  • Money Sense
  • Zoomer Magazine
  • Money Magazine

Ed Olkovich – The Speaker

Continuously sharing his knowledge and expertise as a media estate expert, Edward Olkovich writes to, and has spoken in front of public and professional audiences. He has toured Canada speaking about Estate planning to audiences of 1000. Ed gives clear explanations of your options, always speaking in a plain language you can understand; you’ll make better decisions with less frustration and stress.

National Speaking Events

  • CIBC/Wood Gundy Wills + Canadian Tour Estates Series
  • Edward Jones Satellite National Teleseminars on Estate Topics
  • Peel Institute Seminars for Financial Advisors
  • National Publishers Campaign for the Complete Idiot’s Guide Series

Other Speaker Credentials

  • Taught estate law to bar students for the Law Society of Upper Canada for several years
  • Speaker/Chair at Ontario Bar Association and Law Society of Upper Canada programs on various legal topics
  • Past Chair of the Ontario “Make a Will Week” and past Co-Chair of the “Make A Will Month” campaigns
  • Dundee Securities
  • Investment Planning Counsel
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Assante Estate and Insurance Services
  • Edward Jones
  • Instructor Mini Law School
  • Various legal education programs
  • Regular lecturer for the Toronto Chapter of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario Association (now Chartered Professional Accountants)
  • Frequently quoted as an expert in national and local publications
  • Media guest: estate expert on television and radio
  • lecturer for Schulich MBA Program on Estate Planning
  • Regular co-host of a Toronto radio show on estate planning topics
  • Toronto Reference Library
  • Turner & Porter
  • Sudbury District Law Association