Gilbert McGloan Gillis’ experience in this area of law enables them to evaluate each case on its merits, identifying all of the alternatives and options available to each client.
The firm has effectively handled bankruptcy and insolvency matters for more than 50 years and has more reported bankruptcy decisions than any other law firm in the province of New Brunswick – Gilbert McGloan Gillis is credited with having made the largest court application under the Companies Creditors Arrangements Act in New Brunswick history.
Our personalized approach to Bankruptcy and Insolvency law combined with our high regard for the challenges our clients are facing, ensures matters are resolved with minimum losses and maximum respect.
Wills, Estates & Probate
The lawyers at Gilbert McGloan Gillis take the time to ensure each client’s individual needs are met and that every will they prepare is tailor-made to suit the particular circumstances. They recognize that estate litigation can be very costly, time-consuming, and stressful and they endeavor to ensure documents are prepared with care to facilitate the administration of every estate in which they are involved.
You find yourself responsible for administering the estate of a friend or loved one. Perhaps you are named as an executor in the Will. Perhaps there is no Will but you find there is no one else willing or able to see that the deceased’s wishes are carried out. Perhaps you are, or think you may be, a beneficiary under the estate and want to ensure you receive fair treatment. You have so many questions that you don’t know where to start.
The modern reality is that estate administration can be highly complex. Estate administrators and executors face the possibility of litigation and personal liability if they act improperly in administering an estate, even if they think they are acting properly and in good faith. Call 506-634-3600 to book a free and confidential consultation at Gilbert McGloan Gillis to determine your legal needs. Our team can help with all aspects of estate law, including:
Advising you on your rights and responsibilities as an executor or administrator of an estate;
Applying for letters probate and letters of administration;
Advising on beneficiaries’ rights and bequests under a Last Will and Testament;
Handling creditors and debts of an estate;
Administering the estate itself, from the initial reading of the Will to gathering and selling the estate assets to final passing of accounts;
Setting up trusts and assisting trustees in navigating their role; and
Estate litigation, including contesting or defending the validity of a Last Will and Testament.
You may have been told that you need “probate” by a bank or an insurance company. To obtain letters probate means that you will need to make an application to court in order to formally prove the validity of the Last Will and Testament and confirm your authority to administer the estate. A similar process, applying for letters of administration, is required where a person dies intestate (i.e. without a Will).
Our lawyers can help you determine whether it is necessary to probate the estate and can assist with all elements of the application process for fees fixed by provincial rules.
Gilbert McGloan Gillis’ services cover all types of residential and commercial transactions. Although an important aspect of our work consists of the purchase and sale of residential property, many transactions involve commercial and residential development, zoning, leasing, and complex financing for developers, owners, purchasers, landlords, tenants and investors. We can undertake all aspects of any of these transactions.
Thinking of buying or selling a home? We can provide you with an estimate of what you can expect your closing costs to be. Remember, this is an estimate for a simple Land Titles residential real estate transaction. Closing Costs increase with additional complexity. This estimate does not include adjustable costs associated with the Property. Contact Claire Porter for more information.
Corporate & Commercial
The team at Gilbert McGloan Gillis has amassed a broad experience and expertise to address the ever-increasing range of corporate issues that might confront any organization in today’s complex environment.
The GMG team works directly with the client’s team to make sure they have a solid understanding of the business/law interaction.
While GMG is well known for some notable victories in this area over the years, it is the ongoing service to local family businesses and general corporate support to a wide variety of enterprises that are the greatest source of pride for the firm.
Gilbert McGloan Gillis is able to quickly and efficiently handle all your debt collection needs. Unlike collection agencies, Gilbert McGloan Gillis is able to handle your debt collection throughout the entire legal process.
For more difficult situations Gilbert McGloan Gillis has extensive experience pursuing matters through the courts and an excellent record for collecting on judgments granted. The firm has close relationships with insolvency and restructuring specialists and will work to maximize the amounts received by you should a debtor commit bankruptcy. Throughout the process, Gilbert McGloan Gillis will maintain a professional and courteous manner as they represent your business.
Let Gilbert McGloan Gillis take care of your debt collection issues so you can focus on your business.
Gilbert McGloan Gillis has over 70 years’ experience in criminal trials and civil litigation. Known for its prestige and excellent reputation, Gilbert McGloan Gillis has contributed to several legal precedents and has knowledgeable experience in the practice of law. Our firm is ready to provide an immediate answer to clients relating to company services and issues or relating to personal reputation or injury. Gilbert McGloan Gillis provides efficient, positive and courteous support to its clients in court or in mediation.
Litigators from GMG work together in providing services to our clients in the areas of the firm’s expertise. Our lawyers try to balance our clients’ needs in all cases by taking the time to explain difficulties to them, undertaking cost effective approaches and providing positive results.
The experienced insurance law team at Gilbert McGloan Gillis is peerless. They have carved out an extensive practice representing both individuals and major Canadian and American insurance companies, medical practitioners, brokers, adjusters and corporations. Their extensive experience with contractual relationships, risk management and innovative techniques enables them to achieve cost effective settlements through mediation, settlement conferences, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. When these types of solutions are not appropriate or effective enough, they forcefully and definitively assert the interests of their clients.
The Gilbert McGloan Gillis lawyers know the terrible impact that an injury has on a person and their family. While the financial implications of an injury are severe, the GMG personal injury team recognizes that the most devastating consequence is the uncertainty. GMG lawyers work tirelessly to bring clarity to each client’s situation and never lose sight of the ultimate goal, recovery.
GMG lawyers have extensive experience representing insurance companies and understand what roadblocks will appear on your path to financial recovery. In addition, they have represented individuals suffering from minor soft tissue injuries (whiplash) to traumatic brain injuries. The GMG personal injury team uses this combined knowledge to benefit their clients and get the best possible result in every case.
If you or a loved one has been injured, you owe it to yourself to contact the GMG personal injury team for a free, no obligation, consultation. The GMG team will review the case and tell you what obstacles you will face and, most importantly, what outcome you can expect. If you decide the hire the GMG lawyers, it will be their pleasure to explain how you will not pay one penny in legal fees unless you are successful. Time matters, call or email today.