Danielle Joel is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Danielle practises in the area of civil litigation with a specialization in estate, trust and incapacity litigation.
Within her specialized area, Danielle has experience in dealing with highly complex disputes involving breach of trust and fiduciary duties, fraud, powers of attorney, professional liability, and corporate interests held by estates, including oppression claims. Danielle has acted on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious applications, including guardianships, will challenges and interpretations, passing of accounts, and support claims. Danielle understands how to resolve these types of problems whether through alternative dispute mechanisms (including mediation) or court. Danielle has represented a wide range of clients from institutional trustees, estate trustees (executors), estate trustees during litigation, beneficiaries and charities, and she understands the practices of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer and the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee.