Esther Abecassis joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) in 2021 as an associate lawyer in our wills and estates group. She is a graduate of Western University where she earned both her B.A. and J.D and was soon called to the bar in 2019. Esther began her legal career at a mid-sized downtown firm as a member of the corporate and tax law groups. She then joined a boutique corporate law firm where she developed her skills in business law, estate planning, and real estate.
Esther specializes in private wealth management and business law with extensive experience in dealing with large and complex estate matters. As a wills and estates lawyer, her practice includes estate planning, preparing wills and powers of attorney, estate administration and substitute decision making. Esther’s professional knowledge, sensible approach, and ability to understand difficult and emotional situations, enable her to assist clients in all aspects of their estate matters and provide the best possible legal representation.
Some of these matters include:
• Wills (including preparing “Multiple Wills” for Physicians, Dentists, Accountants, other professionals and business owners)• Powers of Attorney for Property• Powers of Attorney for Personal Care• Alterego Trusts• Henson Trusts for disabled beneficiaries• Applications for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (also known as Probate Applications)• Survivorship Applications
Esther is fluent in Spanish and her interests include camping, travelling, cooking different cuisines and swimming. She is also a Broadway enthusiast having attended over 50 different plays.