Bianca La Neve is an experienced litigator with a practice that is focused on handling complex and sensitive matters in relation to all aspects of estate, trusts and capacity litigation.

Bianca’s focused practice combined with her trusted advice have made her clients come to rely on her for all matters concerning guardianships, will challenges and interpretations, power of attorney issues and disputes, passings of accounts, variations of trust, and dependant relief applications. She has appeared before various levels of courts in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Bianca represents a variety of clients, including estate trustees and other individuals, trust companies and charities. She routinely acts as agent lawyer for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer in contentious estate matters and has been appointed counsel by the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee for persons whose capacity is at issue.

She is actively engaged in the legal profession and matters that benefit the larger community. She has spoken at programmes hosted by the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario. She is active in the firm by supporting the annual United Way Campaign and mentoring students and young associates. She is also a member of the successful WeirFoulds Women program which promotes a successful and diverse working environment.

  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Estate & Personal Tax Planning
  • Teplitsky, Colson Entrance Scholarship (J.D. Program, University of Toronto)
  • Member-at-Large, Ontario Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section (2018-2019, 2019-2020)
Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2002)
Education
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2001
  • B.A. (Hons. with High Distinction), University of Toronto, 1998
Affiliations
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Professionalism", Practice Gems: The Administration of Estates 2016, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, ON, September 20, 2016
Speaker, "What's the Scope of the POA?" and "The Duty to Account at the Hotel California", Estates & Trusts Practitioners' Forum, Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON, November 15-16, 2016.

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Papers

Author, “A Mutual Love Affair Gone Sour (When does a Contract Trump a Will?)” Money & Family Law (2007)

Contributor to Deadbeat, the publication of the Trusts and Estates section of the Ontario Bar Association