Kathryn Balter

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Kathryn’s practice is focused on helping clients achieve their estate-planning goals by providing advice on wills, trusts, the transfer of assets, powers of attorney, and estate administration.

She works in partnership with her clients to help them navigate complex matters and to protect and plan for the transfer of their personal assets.

Kathryn is active in the estates and trusts bar and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Executive for Trusts and Estates law.  While on the Executive Committee for the OBA Trusts and Estates Law section, Kathryn spearheaded the Make a Will Month initiative that has provided hundreds of public information sessions across Ontario, partnering with the Toronto Public Library, and actively participated in the development of emergency legislation to address the Covid-19 pandemic in Ontario relating to the execution of Wills and Powers of Attorney.

 Kathryn is also a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).  Kathryn has contributed to the OBA Trusts and Estates Law newsletter and to the firm’s publications.  She speaks at various professional and public programs on the topic of wills, estates and substitute decision making.

Education & Memberships


University of British Columbia, J.D., 2011
University of Western Ontario, B.A., 2008


Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP)
Ontario Bar Association

Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive, Vice Chair 2023-2024

Canadian Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

Gerald W. Owen Book Prize, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
The Best Lawyers ™ in Canada

Trusts & Estates Law