Zachary maintains both a litigation practice and a solicitor’s practice, exclusively in the areas of Estates & Trusts and Elder Law.

Whether it is a client’s first time going through the litigation process or the tenth, it can be an intimidating, confusing and emotionally draining experience. Zachary recognizes that his clients want practical, cost-effective advice and solutions tailored to their unique needs, and he is committed to finding creative and appropriate solutions to resolve legal disputes.

Never one to shy away from a challenging case, Zachary has successfully navigated the litigation process from start to finish for numerous clients. He has represented their interests in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, British Columbia Supreme Court, and the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. His competitive edge and ability to distill complex legal concepts into clear, step-by-step solutions give clients the confidence they need when dealing with stressful situations.

Zachary’s analytical mindset allows him to effectively evaluate large amounts of data and handle all aspects of the litigation process. This includes case management and client reporting, pleadings, document production and analysis, examinations for discovery, expert engagement, chambers applications, settlement negotiations, mediations, and, when necessary, trial.

Estate & Trust Litigation Services   

Wills variation claims (to address disinheritance and unfair distributions) Contested and uncontested committeeship applications
Undue influence and incapacity claims Unjust enrichment claims
Abuse of powers of attorney claims Breach of trust claims
Executor and trustee compensation disputes Interpretation of wills applications
Contested and uncontested passing of executor and trustee accounts applications Cremation, burial and other human remains disputes
Removal of executor and trustee applications

Zachary also assists clients in preparing estate and incapacity plans and in the administration of estates of deceased individuals. His estate planning clients range from young professionals looking to establish their first foundational estate plan, to retired individuals looking to ensure that their estate plans are probate fee minimizing, tax efficient, and litigation resistant. His estate administration clients range from first-time executors, to professional fiduciaries and trust companies. In all cases, he is able to simplify complex legal principles to ensure that the decisions his clients make are well-informed.

Estate Planning & Administration Services  

Estate planning advice and drafting of wills and trusts Incapacity planning advice and drafting of enduring powers of attorney, representation agreements, nominations of committee, and advance directives
Estate and trust administration services, including probate and non-probate solutions Advising executors and trustees regarding their duties and obligations to beneficiaries
Advising beneficiaries (or potential beneficiaries) of their rights in regard to the will or an estate Advising executors, trustees, and beneficiaries regarding the passing of accounts and remuneration
Dealing with foreign grants of probate, including resealing, and the administration of local and foreign assets

Zachary is motivated by the opportunity to impact the lives of his clients, colleagues and community members through his law practice.

Zachary is a member of Clark Wilson’s Student Recruiting Committee.

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Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2015
  • Juris Doctor, University of New Brunswick, 2013
  • Law Student Exchange Program to Örebro University, Sweden, 2013
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Concentration: Management Information Systems, Simon Fraser University, 2010
Industry & Community Involvement
  • Access Pro Bono Wills Clinic Project, volunteer, 2019 - Present
  • Canadian Association of LGBTQ2S+ Lawyers, board of directors member-at-large, 2022 - Present
  • Canadian Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Elder Law Section member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts Section member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, member
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Student Member
  • The Advocates’ Society, young advocates’ standing committee (Vancouver) Member, 2019 - 2022
  • The Advocates’ Society, member
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, board of governors, 2020 - 2021
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, member
  • Vancouver Bar Association, secretary and treasurer, 2020 - Present
  • Vancouver Bar Association, elected member-at-large, 2017 - 2019
  • Vancouver Bar Association, member
  • Young Estate Practitioners, steering committee member, 2019 - Present
  • UBC Law School, moot court judge for 1L moot, 2020
  • Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia, student mentorship program mentor, 2015 - Present
  • First Generation Network National Mentorship Program, University of Victoria Chapter, mentor, 2018 - 2019
Community Commitments
  • Start Proud, Vancouver regional team director of professional engagement, 2019 - 2020
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