— Gerry G. Gatto Law 

Wills & Estates

— Hamilton, Ancaster, GTA Real Estate Lawyer

Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney

At Gerry G. Gatto Professional Corporation our lawyers believe that every family should be able to enjoy the peace of mind and security that comes from careful planning and expert advocacy. In times of loss and death you also need an experienced advocate. Without proper estate planning, you have no say in who inherits your money. Your family can end up paying taxes, and probate could be complicated, stressful, expensive, and time consuming. Why have your loved ones go to court when it can be easily avoided? 

We have the extensive experience in many aspects of the law, including:
• Preparation of Wills
• Administration of Estates 
• Creation and Management of Trusts 
• General Estate Planning
Our commitment to you is to be responsive, devise cost-effective solutions and provide value-added service. We also provide long-term estate planning and ongoing family-related matters, including business succession, marriage and cohabitation agreements, and estate dispute resolution. Contact us to get started today. 

Will Preparation and Review

We will conduct a detailed review of your assets and your wishes for the distribution of your estate. We will then advise how to best accomplish your objectives, giving careful consideration to tax implications. Finally, we will prepare documents that reflect your intentions

Personal and Financial Planning

We can assist in all aspects of personal and financial planning, including preparing powers of attorney for property and for personal care and assisting business owners formulating succession plans for their enterprises. We will also advise you with respect to other estate planning tools other than wills and powers of attorney.


Trusts can be an essential part of a well thought out estate plan. We will discuss and plan the effective use of trusts for tax savings, for helping disabled dependents, for managing family businesses, for family succession planning or for international business planning.

Estate Administration

We assist executors and trustees of estates both with or without a will in fulfilling their responsibilities and duties. This includes all aspects of the administration of estates, the settlement and distribution of estate assets, the preparation and passing of estate accounts and settling executor’s or administrator’s fees.

Estate Litigation Services and Dispute Resolution

We represent Estate Trustees who seek directions from the Court, applicants for guardianship orders of incapable persons under the Substitute Decisions Act, dependants who seek support from Estates under the Succession Law Reform Act, and parties to disputes over estates both through conventional litigation services and through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms by acting as mediators or arbitrators. We will also litigate estate disputes or bring court applications to determine questions of interpretation for wills or trusts.
  • Purchases and Sales of Commercial Real Estate, Apartment and Office Buildings
  • Land Purchases or Sales
  • Acting for Borrowers or Lenders on Mortgage Transactions
  • Advising Borrowers on Mortgage Liability
  • Negotiating and Drafting Commercial, Retail and Office Leases
  • Reviewing Commercial Leases and Advising Tenants on Lease Liability
  • Advising Landlords on Lease Enforcement

What our Clients Say

Just like not all clients are the same. We know each client and each legal situation is unique, which is why we go beyond cookie-cutter solutions. We focus on building a relationship with you so that we can provide a customized experience.

We had a great experience working with Gerry and his team (Joanne et al.) to close on a renovated home we were selling. Gerry helped navigate through multiple, atypical delays and events, all the time representing our best interest and offering sage advice. Gerry is a straight shooter with lots of experience and insight...you are in good hands working with his team.
Mr. Blah Blah
Mr. Blah Blah
Mr Gatto and Ms March are Rockstars! They did everything in their power to make sure everything went to plan in the closing of both my sale and my purchase. Please do yourself a favour and use their services for you next real estate transaction. You will definitely want them on your side if a wrench gets thrown in the machine. A special thanks to Ms March for working after hours to help my wife and I to start moving sooner.
Bernadette Amalfi
Bernadette Amalfi
I used them for the sale and purchase of two properties. They were very professional and explained everything to me. They always replied to my emails and answered all my questions. Compared to other places ive used in the past they made the buying/selling experience a bit less stressful.