Martin Rochwerg is a tax and estate planning lawyer who works with private client services at Miller Thomson. He advises trustees and beneficiaries on estate, trust, and charitable administration, and also on dispute management and resolution. Martin is among the most frequently recommended estate planning lawyers in the country. According to Euromoney’s “Best of the Best,” Martin is one of the world’s top 30 preeminent Trusts and Estates practitioners, a designation he’s held since 2012.
Martin counsels entrepreneurs, families, and heirs in Canada and internationally. He provides advice on tax planning, estate planning, wills and trusts, and succession planning for family businesses. Martin also counsels on integrated tax minimization, reorganizations and ownership regimes. He has particular expertise and extensive experience in conflict of laws, and multijurisdictional tax issues.
Martin has been an Adjunct Professor in Estate Planning at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1980, and has received teaching awards. In addition, he has been a regular faculty member for both the Canadian Tax Foundation and Canadian Bar Association, teaching multiple courses in Tax Planning for the Owner-Manager and Estate Planning for the CTF. He lectures for CTF Tax Week and CBA Tax Law for Lawyers. He was a seminar instructor for the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and an instructor in the Bar Admission Course in estate planning and administration, corporate and commercial law, and income tax.
Martin is the Editor-in-Chief of Miller Thomson on Estate Planning, published by Carswell in 2012 and annually. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Personal Tax and Estate Planning, and a Co-editor with David Chodikoff and Rahul Sharma of Taxes and Wealth Management.