Associate announcement

Whaley Estate Litigation Welcomes a New Member to Its Team

June 22, 2012

Benjamin D. Arkin is an associate in the law firm of Whaley Estate Litigation. He practices exclusively in the areas of estates, trust, capacity, fiduciary and power of attorney litigation. He represents beneficiaries, trustees, executors, powers of attorney, individuals found to be incapable of handling their own property or personal care, and their family members.

Ben is an experienced negotiator and helps his clients to resolve their disputes at the earliest possible stage in discussions and mediations with the other parties. He also represents his clients before the Ontario courts in motions, trials and appeals.

Before joining Whaley Estate Litigation, Ben split his practice equally between estate litigation and family law. He is sensitive to the legal and practical impacts of separation, divorce, child support, spousal support, child custody and other family law issues in trusts, estate and capacity matters.

Ben studied law at the University of Toronto after obtaining his B. Sc. (Hons.) in mechanical engineering at Queen’s University.


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Whaley Estate Litigation

Whaley Estate Litigation, a Toronto based law firm, offers clients expertise in the Estate Litigation context. Our firm aims to ease the stress of litigation for clients as they navigate emotionally difficult waters by providing effective and prompt resolution with the goal of protecting clients' interests. We regularly advise Executors, Administrators, Trustees, Attorneys and Guardians on their fiduciary obligations and the expectations of the legislation governing their actions. Our resources include highly skilled Estate and Trust Planners, Estate Administrators, as well as Planning Counsel for the Disabled, Charitable Gifting and Tax. We advise onthe prevention and resolution of litigation matters arising out of Estate and Testamentary Planning. Whaley Estate Litigation focuses on the litigation, mediation and dispute resolution of estate, trust, and capacity matters including but not limited to related issues of undue influence, incapacity, infirmity, depletion of assets, fraud, forgery, and suspicious circumstances concerning testamentary instruments and advises on matters of testamentary incapacity and incapacity to marry, make gifts, manage property and manage personal care.

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Benjamin Arkin

Whaley Estate Litigation

Law School

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Wills, Estates, Trust