Mark Killas is an estate and trust litigation lawyer. He advises and represents clients regarding wills, trusts, inheritances, powers of attorney, incapacity, undue influence, unjust enrichment claims, joint ownership, joint tenancy, and joint accounts.
Mark is an experienced estate and trust litigation lawyer in PLLR’s Wills and Estates group (planning, probate/administration, and litigation). He advises and represents clients with regard to a range of disputes relating to wills and trusts including interpretation of wills, wills variation claims, challenges to estate plans, incapacity and undue influence claims, unjust enrichment, joint tenancy, joint accounts, and contested spousal status.
Mark acts as counsel with respect to obtaining court interpretation of wills or trust documents. He represents clients in estate disputes where a spouse or child has been disinherited or treated unfairly or unequally. He also advises executors or acts as counsel for other beneficiaries defending against a wills variation claim. He has experience in both challenging and proving the validity of estate planning documents.
Mark is a compassionate advisor and passionate advocate.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Ontario, 1990
- British Columbia, 1992
- University of Bristol Law School, Bristol, England
- LL.B. – 1986
- Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- B.A. – 1982
- Honours: With Honours
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of British Columbia, 1992 – Present
- Canadian Bar Association, 1992 – Present
- Law Society of Upper Canada, 1990 – Present
Pro Bono Activities
- Law Society of British Columbia Appointment to Board of Governors of the Hamber Foundation, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Director of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia