Brian Sweigman
Brian is an associate lawyer at Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP, a boutique full-service law firm located in Toronto. He received his Canadian J.D. from the University of Windsor and his American J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy. Brian was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2011.
Brian is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Toronto. He is also a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Practice Section. Brian regularly contributes to the GRR Law Report, a publication featuring legal news, updates and commentary. He also actively posts in the GRR Blog.

Brian’s practice focuses on Wills & Estates, helping his clients with drafting wills, estate planning and completing corporate and real estate transactions. He has participated in a variety of transactions, including asset purchase agreements, and provides advice and assistance to companies with respect to ongoing corporate law obligations. As well, Brian has assisted in the development of comprehensive estate plans for clients and has completed real estate purchases and sales.

Brian is also an active member of the community, writing for Product Magazine, a Toronto publication featuring articles and unique photography about Toronto culture, and volunteering for the United Jewish Appeal. He is passionate about sports, playing and coaching baseball and soccer, as well as competing in local tournaments and charity competitions including the Terry Fox Run, Tough Mudder and Pitch for Israel.

Blog Entries by Brian Sweigman

When You Should Write a Will

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 12:27 PM

The process of planning for your death and organizing your estate documents is a grim and difficult subject. As a result, estate planning often falls to the bottom of many people's priority list. However, it is essential to provide for the well-being of your family members and loved ones in...

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What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 12:03 PM

Digital Assets

In our highly technological world, individuals keep increasing amounts of private and important information electronically. As a consequence, a new category of asset never before considered in estate planning has been created: "digital assets." Digital assets are an individual's electronic possessions, including virtual property such as e-mails, digital...

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The Tax Implications of Death

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 5:09 PM

As Benjamin Franklin once said, "there is nothing in this world that can be certain, except for death and taxes."

This oft-quoted passage has only become more accurate over time, but perhaps missed drawing the reader's attention to the final certainty: that in the end, both death and taxes come...

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