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Brian Schnurr: Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates

The Ontario Bar Association’s Trust and Estates Section Year End Dinner was held on Wednesday May 30, 2007. During the well-attended event, the Award for Excellence in Trusts and Estates was presented to Brian Schnurr.

Mr. Schnurr exemplifies the highest standards of an estate practitioner, and many spoke of his dedication to the law, and his remarkable career.

I wrote to the selection committee in support of Mr. Schnurr’s nomination. The following is an excerpt:

I write to support the nomination of Brian Schnurr as the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates, as nominated by Rodney Hull.

Prior to joining the Estates Bar, and though I did not practice in the area, I was aware of Mr. Schnurr’s reputation as a leader in the field of Estate litigation.

Upon joining the Estates Bar, I have come to know Mr. Schnurr professionally, and have had a number of files where Mr. Schnurr was involved as counsel. I have come to know that his reputation for excellence is well deserved. He practices according to the highest standards: his breadth of knowledge is vast: and his professionalism is remarkable.

In addition to knowing him in a professional context, I have learned that he is a selfless individual, dedicating significant hours to professional development.

Mr. Schnurr is clearly a leader in the area of Trusts and Estates, and represents the qualities of excellence that we should all strive to achieve.

The award to Brian Schnurr is well deserved. Congratulations.

Paul Trudelle