Karon Bales 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 since 2006.
Karon is certified as a specialist by the Law Society of Ontario in both Estates and Trusts and in Family Law. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Worldwide). Karon is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and has been admitted as an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. She speaks regularly at continuing education conferences for the legal profession on topics which involve the interrelationship of family law and estates matters. Karon is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, teaching Wills and Estate Planning.
Karon also works as a mediator in the resolution of disputes in estate litigation and family law matters. In all litigation matters, Karon looks past protracted litigation in favour of mediation and settlement options.
Karon is a frequent speaker at legal conferences, focusing on topics related to the interrelationship of family law and estate and trust issues.