Karon C. Bales
Recognized since 2006
Family Law Mediation
Trusts and Estates
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.
Contact & Links
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Direct Phone Number: 416-203-4540
- Lawyer Page: http://www.balesbeall.com/?page_id=13
- 1 Adelaide Street East, Suite 2501
Toronto, ON M5C 2V9
- University of Toronto, LLB, graduated 1977
- Ontario, The Law Society of
- Ontario, The Law Society of
- International Academy of Family Lawyers - Fellow
- International Academy of Estate and Trust Law - Academician
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - T.E.P
- Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario - Member
4 The Best Lawyers in Canada™ awards
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2023 for work in:
- Family Law
- Family Law Mediation
- Trusts and Estates
Cambridge Forum for Senior Family LawyersKaron acted as co-Chair of the Cambridge Forum for Senior Family Lawyers since the inaugural year of 2017. The Forum is a gathering of up to 44 highly experienced family law practitioners across Canada to debate and benchmark their thinking related to all aspects of family law at the provincial and inter-provincial level.
Northwind High Net Worth ForumKaron has served on the Steering Committee of the Northwind High net Worth Forum since 2018. Northwind Professional Institute’s mission is to provide uniquely tailored, ‘off-the-record’, forums for senior advisors in a variety of Canada’s key industries. Since all sessions are invitation-only and intimate by design, the information shared and ensuing discussions are guaranteed to be stimulating, topical and indispensable to our participants to help continue the long-term viability – and economical health – of the industry/profession/business area and its key stakeholders. Of note, all forum agendas are created by Steering Committees consisting of senior leaders in their respective fields, be it industry, advisory, financial, regulatory or other.
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