Holly practices estate litigation and civil litigation. Holly’s cases include will challenges, powers of attorney disputes, guardianship applications and dependant support claims. Holly is an expert contributor to content in LexisNexis Canada products in the area of estate litigation, and has authored various publications including:

  • Ontario Estates can now advertise for creditors online, Advisor.ca, July 13, 2017
  • End of Life Decisions in Canada, Geneva Group International, Insider Magazine, November 2014
  • Relief for Dependants Left Out of a Will, Lawyers Weekly, December 5, 2014
  • Physician-assisted Dying and the Estate Plan, Law Times, October 26, 2015
  • Deposing the Errant Estate Trustee, Lawyers Weekly, March 4, 2016
  • Estate Planning to Avoid a Dependant’s Support Claim, Deadbeat Magazine, June 24, 2015
  • Dependant’s Support Claims, Estates, Trusts & Pension Journal

Previously, Holly was a clerk at the Federal Court after graduating from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with her LL.B. in 2008. Prior to law school, Holly graduated from Carleton University with a B.A. (Highest Honours), majoring in Law and Human Rights. While in school, Holly received awards for legal writing including the Raoul Wallenberg national essay contest and the Osgoode Society Award.In her spare time, Holly serves as a director on the Board of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, a community based legal clinic for low-income senior citizens. Holly also volunteers with the Casey House, a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital with programs and services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

hlevalliant@eisenlaw.ca TEL: 416-204-9412 FAX: 416-591-9998

Education

University of Ottawa, LL.B., 2008
Carleton University, B.A. (Highest Honours) in Law and Human Rights, 2004

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Advocate’s Society

Boards

  • Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

Volunteering

  • Casey House

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Holly LeValliant Speaks at Ontario Bar Association Presentation on Essential Evidence for Estate Litigators

Our partner Holly LeValliant was featured as a speaker at the Ontario Bar Association’s Essential Evidence for Litigators event on April 5.  The event was an opportunity for lawyers working in estate law to hear experts in the field speak about a variety of different issues. Holly’s presentation related to the admissibility of business records … Continued

Holly LeValliant Featured in the Latest Issue of Law Times

Our partner Holly LeValliant was interviewed in a recent issue of Law Times about a new court decision regarding the division of pre-retirement death benefits in Ontario. In its decision, the court ruled in favour of a disabled daughter receiving a split of her deceased father’s pre-retirement death benefit (which would have otherwise been payable … Continued

Estate Administration Tax: A Taxing Dilemma

It is no surprise that a large proportion of the estate litigation files that we see result from someone who is now incapable or deceased and who waited too long to plan his or her estate, leaving their relatives to deal with the aftermath.  What may be less obvious, however, is that a lot of … Continued

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