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J. Edward (Ted) Crane

Direct: (403) 541-5299
Main: (403) 245-0111
Fax: (403) 245-0115

Mailing Address:
2300, 520 - 5th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
T2P 3R7

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J. Edward (Ted) Crane

Ted Crane is a member of both the Alberta and Manitoba Bars. He provides estate litigation legal services in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Ted has assisted clients in litigation matters for over 35 years, trying cases at the Court of Queen's Bench level and on appeals to the Courts of Appeal. Ted has appeared as lead counsel in numerous trial proceedings and in the Courts of Appeal in the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on wills and estate matters. Ted’s practice is almost exclusively restricted to estate litigation.

Ted has been a presenter at the Law Society, the Canadian Bar Association, Provincial Bar Associations and the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA). Ted has also lectured at the Faculty of Law, Bar Admissions, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Estate Planning Council, and a wide variety of organizations in the financial services industry on wills, estates and trusts.

Estate Litigation

  • Will Challenges and Defence of Contested Wills
  • Probate Litigation
  • Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence
  • Will and Trust Interpretation
  • Claims for Converted or Missing Funds of Deceased Person
  • Joint Account Litigation
  • Removing and Replacing Executors, Administrators and Trustees
  • Court Applications for Advice and Directions in Estate Administration
  • Dependants Support and Relief Claims
  • Family Property Claims for or against Surviving Spouse
  • Contested Passing of Accounts
  • Compensation for Personal Representatives and Trustees
  • Constructive Trust Claims
  • Quantum Meruit Claims
  • Abuse of Power of Attorney and Trust Claims
  • Elder Abuse
  • Predatory Marriages and Capacity to Marry
  • Trust Litigation
  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, 1972
  • University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Laws, 1976
  • Call to the Manitoba Bar, 1977
  • Call to the Alberta Bar, 2012