Margaret Rintoul is a partner in Blaney McMurtry’s Personal Services Group where she practices estate and guardianship litigation and mediation, estate and trust planning and administration.
Margaret has been rated by the Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory, as a Leading Practitioner (repeatedly recommended) in Estates and Personal Tax Planning, and is named in Best Lawyers in Canada in the Trusts and Estates category. She has completed the Stiff Field Handy program in Alternate Dispute Resolution.
Margaret has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association, and is a past chair of both sections. She is a former Chair of the Annual Institute of the Ontario Bar Association; was the co-chair of the Make a Will Month program of the Ontario Bar Association from 1998 to 2000, and was a member of a committee formed by the Ministry of the Attorney General dealing with the implementation of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992, from 1992 until 1995. Currently Margaret is also a member of an Ontario Bar Association task force on the regulation of paralegals.
She has been a faculty member for many years of the Estate Planning and Administration Section of the Bar Administration Course of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a frequent speaker at Continuing Education Events sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association.
Margaret is the author of Canadian Forms & Precedents - Wills and Estates;Practitioners Guide to Estate Practice, and the Ontario Estate Administration. She is a contributing author to Lexis Practice Advisor Canada – Wills, Trusts and Estates Module, Financial and Estate Planning for the Mature Client in Ontario, and Widdifield on Executors and Trustees, and the author of many papers on various aspects of estates, trusts and adult guardianship.