Mark S. Weintraub, Q.C.

PartnerClark Wilson LLPWills, Trusts & Estates (British Columbia)

Mark S. Weintraub, Q.C., is a partner with Clark Wilson LLP. He is the firm's senior estate and trust litigator. He is a frequent presenter and author on issues related to estate and trust litigation. Mr. Weintraub has acted as counsel in a wide spectrum of litigation, such as Wills Variation Act claims, negligent or fraudulent estate administration and wills and trusts interpretation, as well as committeeships and claims involving elder abuse. For many years, Mr. Weintraub has coordinated the authorship of various topics in the BC Continuing Legal Education Society's Probate Estate Administration Practice and Estate Planning Manuals, the leading resources for wills and estates practitioners. Mr. Weintraub is ranked as a Lexpert Accredited Estate Litigator, a designation based upon peer review.

Mark S. Weintraub, Q.C. is a partner with Clark Wilson LLP. He is the firm's senior estate and trust litigator. He is a frequent presenter and author on issues related to estate and trust litigation and adult guardianship issues.

Mr. Weintraub has acted as counsel in a wide spectrum of litigation, such as Wills Variation Act claims, negligent or fraudulent estate administration and wills and trusts interpretation, as well as committeeships, power of attorney disputes and claims including elder abuse. A number of his cases have involved novel points of law and complex factual issues related to legal obligations of executors and committees, powers of attorney, trust claims and gender discrimination.

For many years, Mr. Weintraub has coordinated the authorship of various topics in the BC Continuing Legal Education Society's Probate Estate Administration Practice and Estate Planning Manuals, the leading resources for wills and estates practitioners. Mr. Weintraub is ranked as a Lexpert Accredited Estate Litigator, a designation based upon peer review.

Mr. Weintraub has been asked to participate in various media related forums such as the SFU and UBC sponsored Media's Role in Democracy (2000) and has been interviewed by a range of North American media with respect to his legal and community work including the Vancouver Sun and Province, Victoria Times Colonist, BC Business, Winnipeg Post, Globe and Mail, National Post, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, St. Louis Chinese American News, Hindu News, Hinduism Today, National Christianity.com, Chinese American Forum, Ming Pao Daily News, Canadian Jewish News, The Ruralism Project, Sudan articles and Analysis Centre, Financial Post, Ottawa Citizen, CBC, BCTV, City TV and CTV Television.

He received his Master of Arts degree in History of Religion from the University of British Columbia in 1978 and his LL.B. (J.D. equivalent) from the University of Toronto in 1982.

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1982
  • University of British Columbia, M.A., 1978

Associations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • B.C. Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners
  • Chair and Officer, Canadian Jewish Congress

Awards & Honours

  • Lexpert Ranked Lawyer, 2015