Bales Beall LLP

Karon C. Bales

Karon is a founding partner of Bales Beall LLP whose experience speaks for itself. Her practice is centred on family law, wills and estate issues. Her experience in trial and appellate advocacy in family law and estate matters is extensive, particularly with those involving partnerships, business corporations and commercial issues. Karon also provides sound guidance with estate administration and planning, domestic and off-shore trusts, and succession planning for owners of family businesses. Her expertise also extends to mediation, as she’s been conducting private mediations for over 10 years in the areas of family law and estate litigation – most often for cases where those two areas of the law intersect. Karon’s passion and dedication shine through her work. She’s been listed in Best Lawyers – Canada (the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession) since 2006.

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law and in Family Law
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Worldwide
Fellow, Canadian Chapter, International Academy of Family Lawyers
Academician, International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
Member, The Canadian Bar Association
Member, The Ontario Bar Association
Member, The Advocates’ Society

Professional and Charitable Activities

Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
President, Canadian Chapter, International Academy of Family Lawyers
Governor, Stratford Festival of Canada
President-elect, Canadian Chapter, IAFL
Co-Chair, Cambridge Forum for Senior Family Lawyers
Steering Committee member, Northwind High Net Worth Forum
Chair of the Board and Trustee, Seeing Eye Organization (Canada)
Trustee of The Seeing Eye Inc. (US)
Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Nightwood Theatre

Education

University of Toronto (1977), J.D.

Year of Call

1979 (Ontario)

Get to Know Karon Better

Karon is an avid traveller. Ask her where she’s been recently.

Contact information

Phone: 416 203 4540
Email: kbales@balesbeall.com