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Trustworthy and Best
"We highly recommend Ted Pease, Solicitor, Certified Specialist in Estates and Trust Law, to anyone in search of an Estates Lawyer.
Until we hired Ted, we were giving up any hope of having our Aunt's estate settled. The estate was being challenged and the lawyer we had retained was not a Certified Specialist in Estates. By some miracle we were lucky enough to be introduced to Ted Pease by our accountant, Susan Rice, C.P.A. We found out how important it is and valuable to have a lawyer who is a Certified Specialist.
Ted proved to be exceptional. In his diplomatic down to earth way, he successfully mediated an agreement that met everyone's needs. It is a very trying time no matter how easy or complicated an estate is and we found it essential to have Ted in our corner. The peace of mind we have knowing Ted is trustworthy and acting in our best interest is hard to put a value on. The expertise and caring with which his assistant, Kendra Sweeting, handled our file reduced our stress considerably and is also of great value to us.
We are relieved and happy knowing that Ted can continue to help our family with all future Estates and Estate Planning."
Estates Administration and Wills client
Comfort and Ease at Its Best
"Ted Pease, of McIntosh & Pease Barristers & Solicitors, was recommended to me at a very stressful and traumatic time in my life by a close friend who was already a client of theirs. After my mother’s passing I met with Mr. Pease for his assistance in dealing with her very complicated estate, which involved some conflict with other parties involved. Mr. Pease immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease and I knew that he genuinely had my best interests in mind. This was no easy task as it was also the anniversary date of my father's passing, and to now be faced with dealing with my mother's passing and her estate was very stressful for me. As we worked through the estate settlement process, Mr. Pease always listened to my requests, answered my numerous questions without hesitation or ever making me feel like I was taking up too much of his time. The process was not easy, straight forward or without hurdles, but Mr. Pease and his staff always listened to my wants and needs. While they were maybe not traditional, my wishes were always followed, after they were sure that I had been well informed, and was making educated not emotional decisions. Throughout the process, I also needed to develop a will for myself, which Mr. Pease and his staff handled swiftly and professionally. Every interaction with Mr. Pease and his amazing staff was always very professional, but also very personal at the same time. The staff in the office, as well as Mr. Pease himself, were often in contact with me, even after hours and on weekends, to keep me informed on how everything was going in the process, and what was next, and they always took the time to make me feel reassured, informed and that MY best interests were always their top priority.
I find it difficult to put into words, the deep appreciation I have for Mr. Pease AND his staff. They got me through a very emotional and traumatic time in life, and did it with ease, grace and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend this firm to anyone in their time of needing help with a complex estate or estate planning situation by a friendly, yet well-informed and very professional law office."
Estate Administration and Will client
Warm, Thoughtful Staff at McIntosh & Pease
"There are good lawyers and firms capable on the Estates front and there are exceptional ones! I interviewed three fine lawyers before engaging McIntosh & Pease. We chose this firm for a number of reasons. Estates law specialists versus generalists as we were to learn are a tremendous asset. The principal of the firm, Ted Pease, is one of the few select members of the Law Society of Upper Canada who holds an Estates and Trusts Law Specialist designation.
Ted and support staff provided top-notch expertise, wisdom, plus compassionate and astute people skills in the administration of an Estate for our family. Their considerable knowledge base clearly saved us time and costs. The high caliber of the work by the firm’s law clerks, for instance Kendra Sweeting, as we discovered reflects years of estate administration experience. Losing a loved one is tough. The support, thoughtfulness, and warmth of each and every staff member at the office was remarkable and appreciated through an understandably challenging time.
We reside in the GTA and their Richmond Hill office made face to face meetings convenient, although our choosing on an occasion to take the short drive to Brantford was easy enough too. Our communications were easily fielded by phone and email. Queries and requests were quickly handled.
I can highly recommend engaging Estates specialist law firm McIntosh & Pease."
Estate Administration client
"I thank you so much for the tremendous amount of time and work you and your staff put into settling Don’s estate. I had no idea there was so much work involved until I started reading all the papers. You and your staff are to be commended for an excellent job well done."
- Dorothy G.
Best Law Firm for Estate Planning Solutions
McIntosh & Pease Barristers and Solicitors serve clients from the individual to large national institutions.
"A few years ago we had BMO Harris Private Bank look at our financial arrangements. Because we did not have a will, etc., they suggested we get one and recommended Ted Pease. What a surprise! A lawyer who is warm, listening, willing to take time, incorporate our suggestions and throw out ideas for us to mull over and go home and think about. We were ecstatic. He was the best lawyer we have ever had. In addition to helping with our own estate planning he has also assisted us with one of our parents' estates and the administration of a testamentary trust for a sibling.
As a result of our business dealings with him we have recommended other family members and a number of friends. All have thanked us and told us how informal yet satisfactory their experiences have been. They said that they would gladly recommend Ted to anyone who asked."
- Carl and Thelma Anderson
Wills, Estates and Trusts client
Kind and Positive to Clients
"As my previous lawyer had passed away, I was very fortunate to be introduced to Ted Pease, who has taken care of all my legal needs since 2003. Immediately, I felt in good hands, having to complete complicated commercial property sales, as well the sale of two personal homes and a condo purchase. Being at that time recently widowed with my two sons living in the USA, I also needed estate planning, new Wills and a trustee arrangement. My choice for a trustee was easy and, best of all, my emotional upheavals were kept at a minimum, knowing that Ted would promptly take care of all legal situations at hand. A big plus is his kindness and positive demeanor, which moved the client's stress level to a more manageable one."
- Elsbeth Kruck
Real Estate, Corporate and Estate Planning client
Invaluable Service to All
"My son, a deaf mute, suffered the loss of his father in 2009. Ted Pease provided invaluable service settling the affairs of a difficult estate. Although my son does not hear or speak, he was aware that Ted was acting with his best interests at heart. Additionally, I found the office staff to be cordial and the office environment pleasant. It has been a welcome relief to have Ted Pease acting on our behalf."
- Helen Lopez
Wills and Trusts client
Overwhelming Support of the Staff
"I cannot thank the firm of McIntosh & Pease enough for the assistance given to me in establishing a trust fund for a relative, for preparing my and my sister's Will, and for being supportive of me at the time of my sister's death. It was all so overwhelming. They simplified the process for me, came to our homes to meet with us, and organized everything to perfection. I could not have done it without them."
- T.R. Gerow
Wills and Trusts client
Appreciation for a Friendly Staff
"Thank you to you and your staff for the kindness that they showed to me. I am very appreciative that you took the time to explain my options and consequences of my choices. I feel so much better now that my wishes are on paper. You and your staff are very friendly, and I am grateful that I was treated with respect and kindness each time I had a question."
- Mrs. Mary Diane Allard
Professional Approach at Its Best
"For over six years I have worked with Ted Pease in the estate and trust area as well as succession planning for privately owned businesses. During that time Ted has been involved in many complex family situations and business structures. I have been consistently pleased with the quality of his work and his professional approach in dealing with individuals."
- Greg Kennedy, TEP
HSBC Trust Company (Toronto)
Quick and Affordable
"Recently my father was diagnosed with a terminal illness and it was imperative he get his affairs in order as quickly as possible. Within a day, Ted had met with my father at his home, gone over the particulars with respect to his estate, his Last Will and Testament and the Powers of Attorney for Property and for Personal Care. The next day, Ted had all of the documents ready and personally delivered them to my father's home with his assistant who witnessed the signing. A short time later, my father did pass away. With Ted's assistance, I was able to administer the estate quickly, eliminate the need to probate and keep costs to a minimum."
- Jane Cudmore
Wills and Trusts client