Adjunct Professor

Karon C. Bales, J.D. University of Toronto (1977), T.E.P., C.S. is a founding partner of Bales Beall LLP. Her practice is centred on family law and estate planning plus their interrelated litigation, particularly in matters of significant assets, complex property protection, and interests in family businesses.

Ms. Bales is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law and in Family Law.

Ms. Bales is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Worldwide), and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada  since 2006. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and admitted as an Academician of The International Academy of Estate and Trust LawMs. Bales speaks regularly at continuing education conferences for the legal profession on topics which involve the interrelationship of family law and estates matters.

Ms. Bales has wide-ranging counsel experience in trial and appellate advocacy in family law matters which involve partnerships, business corporations and commercial issues. She frequently prepares marriage and cohabitation agreements dealing with intricate and out of the ordinary property requirements.

Ms. Bales provides guidance with estate administration, estate planning, domestic and off-shore trusts, and succession planning for owners of family businesses. She has experience in many areas of estate litigation, and especially in its intersection with family law issues. In all litigation matters, Ms. Bales looks past protracted litigation in favour of mediation and settlement options.  Contact: