Capitalizing on his expertise in civil law, common law and tax law, Troy McEachren focuses his practice on tax and estate planning, family business succession planning, wills and trusts and corporate reorganizations.
As counsel to private clients, businesses, investment groups, trust companies, philanthropists, and institutional and individual trustees and fiduciaries in the estates, trusts, tax planning and charities areas, Troy is often involved in multi-jurisdictional legal and tax issues.
Troy is also consulted in the area of contentious and non-contentious succession litigation matters both for private clients and corporate trustees, and is known for having particular specialization in trustee fiduciary duties both in civil law and common law. Indeed, Troy has authored a chapter dealing with fiduciary duties in Quebec, entitled “L’administration du bien d’autrui”, for the civil law legal encyclopedia JurisClasseur Québec that was published by LexisNexis in October 2009.
In addition, Troy also represents charities and not-for-profit organizations on a wide range of issues, including relations with tax authorities, corporate governance, planned giving and commercialization activities.
Troy was elected President of the Wills, Successions, and Trusts section of the Canadian Bar Association - Quebec Branch in 2010, for a two-year term. He is also a member of the Conference Planning Committee of the Fiscal and Financial Planning Association in Quebec.
He is recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of Trusts and Estates in the 2013 to 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward / White).