Predrag (Peter) Tomic
Predrag (Peter) Tomic
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Predrag (Peter) Tomic is a Calgary wills, estates and trusts lawyer with a focus on complex estate planning, trust fund litigation, and will probate services.

Wills, estates and trusts need to be dealt skillfully to ensure assets are distributed the way an owner intends. It is essential to retain a knowledgeable lawyer that handles matters within their local region as laws may differ in each province or territory. Peter Tomic has extensive experience working with legal estate and will matters in Calgary, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Executors and beneficiaries turn to Peter when facing contentious claims involving issues such as:

  • Will Probate
  • A Trust
  • Executor of Estate
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Executor of Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Testamentary Trust

Peter also handles power of attorney disputes, mental capacity litigation, adult guardianship proceedings and trusteeship issues. His Calgary and Yellowknife clients vary widely, along with the size and type of the estate administration and planning issues they face. Many also have family businesses with cross-border operational issues requiring sophisticated succession planning strategies to ensure the seamless transition of business ownership and assets between generations.

Peter Tomic is working towards his designation as a Trust and Estate Practitioner through the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, an international body for professional advisors in the trust and estate administration field.

Value to Clients

Peter's estate litigation experience provides unique insight that enables him to prepare wills for clients without the unclear language and other avoidable mistakes that typically give rise to disputes down the road. Clients appreciate his role as a compassionate, trusted advisor while they are facing difficult and highly-emotional circumstances.

Outside the Office

Peter enjoys backcountry camping and hiking in the Alberta Rockies and studying languages. He is fluent in Serbian and Croatian, functional in French and is adding Tagalog to his repertoire.  

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Member
2018 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Wills and Trusts Section (South)
Executive Member
2011 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Young Lawyers (South)
Executive Member
2011 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Wills and Trusts Section (South)
Member
2010 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Young Lawyers (South)
Member
2010 - Present
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Student Member
2013 - 2018
CJSW 90.9FM Community Radio
Board Member
2018 - Present
Calgary Downtown Association
Board Member
2018 - Present
Kerby Centre
Volunteer
2016 - Present
Chinook Learning Services
Instructor
2015 - Present
Calgary Heritage Initiative Society
Board Member
2011 - Present
Hood v South Calgary Community Church, 2019 ABCA 34
Estate of Alec Goodzeck, 2018 NWTSC 68
Moore Estate (Re), 2018 ABQB 614
Rodehutskors Estate (Re), 2018 ABQB 562
Edmunds Estate, 2017 ABQB 754
Anderson Estate (Re), 2016 ABQB 683
Nelson Estate (Re), 2014 ABQB 765
Nelson Estate (Re), 2014 ABQB 413
May 2019
Act On Your Legal Obligations to Avoid Post-Death Disputes
Field Law Blog
June 2018
Probate for Paddington: Michael Bond, CBE (1926-2017)
Field Law Blog
June 2018
Pay Attention to What You Pay For
Field Law Blog
June 2018
A Star Extinguished: Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)
Field Law Blog
May 2, 2018
Tips + Resources for Charities and Non-Profits as Estate Beneficiaries
Wills, Estates + Trusts Seminar
Join Field Law’s Wills, Estates + Trusts Group and your colleagues from the non-profit sector for a complimentary lunchtime seminar. This seminar is designed to assist charities and non-profit organizations and their staff with an understanding o...
April 2018
Is Spousal Support Available After Death?
Field Law Blog
March 2018
Rolling the Dice on Costs of Estate Litigation
Field Law Blog
March 2018
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Administration
Field Law Blog
March 2018
Double Duty: Executors’ Tax Filing Obligations
Field Law Blog
February 2018
You May Have to Keep Your Promises
Field Law Blog
January 2018
An Unconscionable Bargain
Field Law Blog
January 2018
North of 60 Series: Estate Administration in the Northwest Territories
Field Law Blog
December 2017
A Different Kind of Joint Problem
Field Law Blog
November 2017
The Devil is in the Drafting: Is an Estate Entitled to Spousal Support Payments?
Field Law Blog
November 2017
It’s Your Funeral, but Who Calls the Shots?
Field Law Blog
November 2017
My Last Will and Textament
Field Law Blog
October 2017
(Don’t) Live Together, Love Together
Field Law Blog
October 2017
You Can Ask for Advice and Directions
Field Law Blog
August 2017
LESA Estate Administration Fundamentals
Presentations
June 2017
Define Who Your Children Are In Your Will
Field Law Blog
June 2017
The King of Pop on Death and Taxes
Field Law Blog
March 2017
Bequest Management for Charities in Canada (2nd Edition)
Contributing Author - Predrag Tomic
Written for charities and their advisors, this book is a great legal and practical guide on managing bequests. Along with Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, the second edition has been expanded to include Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the eastern pro...
December 2015
Small Changes Big Impacts
Recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program’s (TFWP) compliance regime have garnered widespread publicity and response. However, several additional amendments were made to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regu...
February 2014
Important Changes to the Foreign Worker Program
Employers seeking to employ foreign workers must often obtain a positive labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) before a foreign worker will receive a work permit. If you are an employer relying on t...
June 2012
Empowering You Loved Ones for Informed Decision-Making
If you lose the capacity to make your healthcare/personal care or financial decisions, what will happen? Most Albertans believe that their spouses or common law partners will automatically have the authority to make such decisions o...
Education
Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, 2018, Diploma
University of Ottawa, 2010, Bachelor of Laws Cum Laude
McMaster University, 2006, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
McMaster University, 2006, Bachelor of Arts (Communications)
Admissions
Alberta,2011
Northwest Territories,2017
Languages
Serbian
Croatian