ABOUT KAIN & BALL
FAMILY LAW & DIVORCE LAWYERS

Kain & Ball was founded by Anita T. Kain and David R. Ball, two veteran Bay Street lawyers with the shared vision of providing the very best legal advice and representation to family law clients. Kain & Ball opened its doors in 1993 with this mandate, and has continued to grow over the years. In the transformations and expansions that our firm has undergone in the years that have passed, one thing remains constant and always will: our commitment to our clients.
We strive to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients at every turn, and this can be seen in every
aspect of our business.
we accept clients only when we can guarantee you receive the full attention of our legal teamwe strive to understand your needs and develop solutions that you can live with – because after all, this is your lifewe are straightforward about fees to ensure no surprises

Our premise in doing business is simple: treat others as we would like to be treated.
By living our philosophy – and building our knowledge base – we have established a strong reputation based on mutual success: yours and ours.

Anita T. Kain

Anita T. Kain - Over 25 years of experience Practicing Family Law | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Anita T. Kain

Anita Kain obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985, articled with the firm of Kingsmill, Jennings in Toronto, and has practiced since that time exclusively in the area of family law, initially in association with Kingsmill, Jennings; then with the Toronto firm of Shibley, Righton & McCutcheon; and as counsel with the Toronto firm of Holden Day Wilson before cofounding Kain & Ball in 1993. With over 25 years of experience practicing family law, Ms. Kain has expertise in all areas of family law, including negotiating and litigating complex financial matters, custody and access issues, and child and spousal support issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with family law matters by way of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. A skilled negotiator and advocate, Ms. Kain has helped numerous clients reach satisfying settlements and successfully argued numerous motions, trials, and appeals on behalf of her clients on all family law issues. Her advocacy experience extends to all levels of the courts, including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to her role as an advocate Ms. Kain is also a certified mediator, who has assisted parties in reaching fair and reasonable settlements in an amicable and cost-effective manner.

anita.kain@kainfamilylaw.com

Lisa Kadoory

Lisa Kadoory - Skilled Advocate and Former Children’s Lawyer panel member | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Lisa Kadoory

Lisa Kadoory graduated with distinction from York University and then went on to obtain her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. While in law school, Lisa worked as a summer student for the Ministry of the Attorney General where she assisted crown counsel with appeals to the Court of Appeal of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to her call to the bar in 2002, she articled at a national law firm where she did an extended rotation in the litigation department. Before joining Kain & Ball Lisa was a partner at a family law firm in York Region. During this time, she appeared in courts throughout the GTA and helped found the York Region Collaborative Law Association where she sat as an executive board member for over five years. Lisa is a skilled advocate and former Children’s Lawyer panel member. She has extensive experience and training in family law. Whether resolving a matter through negotiation, collaborative family law or litigation, Lisa always takes a client focused and results oriented approach aimed at preserving the integrity of the family.

lisa.kadoory@kainfamilylaw.com

Joanna T. Kucz

Joanna T. Kucz - Trained and Certified in Collaborative Family Law | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Joanna T. Kucz

Joanna Kucz received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto where she specialized in Psychology and majored in Crime and Deviance. Thereafter, she received her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. As a law student, Joanna gained valuable experience working at a Community Legal Aid Clinic where she worked on appeals to various tribunals. Before her call to the Bar in 2004, Joanna completed her articles at a family law firm in Ottawa. Joanna joined Kain & Ball in 2004 and has extensive experience in dealing with all arrears of family law, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, property and financial issues. In addition to litigating matters, Joanna also has experience in using the alternative dispute resolution method of mediation/arbitration in order to resolve matters for clients in a cost effective manner. Joanna has particular expertise in drafting domestic contracts and complex court documents and is trained and certified in Collaborative Family Law.

joanna.kucz@kainfamilylaw.com

Nida Hussain

Nida Hussain - Family Lawyer Mississauga | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Nida Hussain

Nida Hussain obtained her Honours B.A. with a major in Political Science and minors in Psychology and Fine Art History from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with high distinction; and an L.L.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School where she graduated in the top 7% of her class in 2008. Her articles at one of Toronto’s national business law firms provided her with exposure to litigation, pension law, labour and employment, as well as corporate law. During her articles, Nida assisted in the drafting of legal documents on freedom of information to the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining Kain & Ball, Nida worked at a small family law firm and gained significant experience through carriage and control of files after her call to the Ontario Bar in 2009. With a particular focus on litigation, Nida enjoys oral advocacy and has successfully argued motions and represented clients at trial on a variety of issues including custody, access and support. She has also appeared before the Court of Appeal of Ontario. In 2011, Nida joined Kain & Ball and has continued to build on her experience through her involvement in high-conflict and complex family law files. Nida is currently a member of the Peel Law Association.

nida.hussain@kainfamilylaw.com

Laura Natalizio

Laura Natalizio - Lawyer at Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Laura Natalizio

Laura Natalizio received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in Criminology & Political Science. Laura then worked for a Member of Parliament at both the municipal and provincial levels. Shortly thereafter, she went on to obtain her LL.B. at the University of Windsor. Throughout her law school career, Laura played an active role in the community; volunteering her time at the Community Legal Aid Clinic and involving herself in various charitable undertakings. Laura first became part of Kain & Ball in 2006, as a summer student. Laura also completed her articles at Kain & Ball under the auspices of the firm’s senior lawyers. After her call to the Ontario bar in 2009, Laura returned to Kain & Ball as an associate where she continues to develop her practice with a particular interest in mediation and collaborative family law.

laura.natalizio@kainfamilylaw.com

Cindy Vergara

Cindy Vergara - Mississauga law firm | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Cindy Vergara

Cindy Vergara graduated with high distinction for the University of Toronto receiving an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Biology and Health Studies. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor in 2010 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011. As a law student, Cindy volunteered with the Community Legal Aid Clinic by counseling and assisting clients. She then gained valuable litigation and drafting experience working at a mid-size Toronto law firm. Cindy has experience drafting separation, domestic, and parenting agreements and has appeared in the Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice. Cindy is committed to achieving her clients’ goals in a cost effective and timely manner. She is actively involved in the community and has assisted in the coordination and organization of fundraising events and served as a director for a non-profit palliative and bereavement services organization. Cindy is fluent in Spanish and she has a working proficiency of French.

cindy.vergara@kainfamilylaw.com

Jonathan Stankiewicz

Jonathan Stankiewicz - Junior Associate with an interest in all Family Law related issues | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Jonathan Stankiewicz

Jonathan Stankiewicz graduated from York University in 2005 with a Specialized Honors Degree in Psychology. He subsequently worked as an educator at a local private elementary school before he obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2010. During law school, Jonathan worked at a legal aid clinic servicing clients where he assisted unrepresented parties with navigating their matters through the court process. He later worked at a criminal law firm in Toronto, Ontario and gained experience working in the field of criminal law. Jonathan completed his articles at Kain & Ball and has remained at Kain & Ball since his call to the bar in 2011. Jonathan now practices as a junior associate with an interest in all family law related issues.

jonathan.stankiewicz@kainfamilylaw.com

Jessica Polis

Jessica Polis - Family Law | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Jessica Polis

Jessica Polis received her Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in English and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011. During her time at Osgoode, Jessica volunteered with the Family Law Project at the Jarvis Street Courthouse. Jessica also gained valuable negotiation experience during a semester she spent working at Parkdale Community Legal Services, assisting clients with landlord-tenant issues and representing them in negotiations with landlords and before the Landlord and Tenant Board. Jessica was a summer student at Kain & Ball in 2009 and 2010 and articled at Kain & Ball in 2011-2012. Jessica was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2012 and has been practicing at Kain & Ball since that time. Through her experience at Kain & Ball, Jessica has expanded her knowledge of family law and coupled it with firsthand experience in negotiation, mediation, and litigation. Jessica is fluent in Polish.

jessica.polis@kainfamilylaw.com

Lauren Kain

Lauren MacDonald - Mississauga Divorce Lawyer | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Lauren Kain

Lauren Kain obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Psychology from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. She graduated with distinction after three years of study, and continued to pursue her education at Osgoode Hall Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctor. During her time at Osgoode, Lauren actively pursued her interest in Family Law and focused her studies on trial advocacy, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution. Over the course of her law school career, Lauren made an effort to give back to the community by volunteering her time at the Family Law Information Centre. Lauren joined Kain & Ball as a summer student, and articled with the firm in 2011-2012. Lauren was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2012 and is thrilled to have returned to Kain & Ball as an associate. Lauren is currently a member of the OBA, CBA, and ABA. During her time at Kain & Ball Lauren has expanded her knowledge of family law through exposure to a wide variety of family law cases, with a particular interest in complex financial matters and the intersection of family law and business.

lauren.kain@kainfamilylaw.com

Julie Chan

Julie Chan - Divorce Lawyers in Mississauga| Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Julie Chan

Julie Chan began her career in the legal field when she started working as a legal assistant at a law firm in Brampton in the civil litigation department, as well as for a family law sole practitioner in Oakville, while obtaining her legal administrative diploma from Sheridan ITAL. After she obtained her diploma at Sheridan, Julie worked as a law clerk exclusively in the area of family law for several years while she continued her education at the University of Toronto. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from U of T in 2009; majoring in Psychology, and minoring in Sociology and Religion. Julie joined Kain & Ball as a law clerk in 2008 while she completed her studies at the University of Toronto. She then went on to attend Bond University Law School in Australia where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 2012. When Julie returned to Canada, she was exempted from all accreditation exams, immediately accredited by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, and returned to Kain & Ball to complete her articles in 2012-2013. After Julie’s call to the Ontario Bar in June 2013, she returned to Kain & Ball as an associate and continues to use her practical knowledge, education, and years of experience in family law in her career as a lawyer.

julie.chan@kainfamilylaw.com

Heather Cassells

Heather Cassells - Family Law Project and Public Legal Education | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Heather Cassells

Heather Cassells received her Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario where she completed an Honors Specialization in Media and the Public Interest and a Minor in Women’s Studies. Heather went on to obtain her law degree from the University of Ottawa. During law school, Heather was extensively involved as a volunteer with a national legal rights organization; she assisted with their Family Law Project and public legal education programs during a Fellowship with the Vancouver area office, and in her final year of law school she served as Chair of the Ottawa branch. While in law school, Heather also gained valuable experience working as a family law research assistant and completing an internship with a prominent Ottawa family law firm. Heather first joined Kain & Ball in 2012 as an articling student. She was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2013. Heather looks forward to furthering her legal career as a member of the experienced legal team at Kain & Ball.

heather.cassells@kainfamilylaw.com

Jacob Stall

Jacob Stall

David Russell Ball 1957-1999

David Russell Ball - Skilled Advocate and Brilliant Lawyer | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

David Russell Ball 1957-1999

David Ball together with Anita Kain cofounded Kain & Ball in 1993. David tragically lost his battle with cancer in 1999. A skilled advocate and brilliant lawyer, he is sorely missed by his colleagues. Kain & Ball would not be what it is today had David not been a part of it. What began as the shared vision of providing excellent legal services to family law clients has now become a reality.

Mary Nosella

Mary Nosella - Talented and Experienced Team of Law Clerks| Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Mary Nosella

At Kain & Ball we work closely on all files with our talented and experienced team of law clerks. Our team includes: Mary Nosella, and Michelle Schiralli who are our senior law clerks, as well as Jenna Dickinson, and Shannon Foley. They each earned their Law Clerks designation following the successful completion of a two-year educational program. Faye Dawson-Flynn has recently joined Kain & Ball’s team of law clerks having successfully completed the educational requirements.

mary.nosella@kainfamilylaw.com

Michelle Schiralli

Michelle Schiralli - Experienced Law Clerk | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Michelle Schiralli

At Kain & Ball we work closely on all files with our talented and experienced team of law clerks. Our team includes: Mary Nosella, and Michelle Schiralli who are our senior law clerks, as well as Jenna Dickinson, and Shannon Foley. They each earned their Law Clerks designation following the successful completion of a two-year educational program. Faye Dawson-Flynn has recently joined Kain & Ball’s team of law clerks having successfully completed the educational requirements.

michelle.schiralli@kainfamilylaw.com

Faye Dawson-Flynn

Faye Dawson Flynn - Experienced Law Clerk | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Faye Dawson-Flynn

At Kain & Ball we work closely on all files with our talented and experienced team of law clerks. Our team includes: Mary Nosella, and Michelle Schiralli who are our senior law clerks, as well as Jenna Dickinson, and Shannon Foley. They each earned their Law Clerks designation following the successful completion of a two-year educational program. Faye Dawson-Flynn has recently joined Kain & Ball’s team of law clerks having successfully completed the educational requirements.

faye.dawson-flynn@kainfamilylaw.com

Jenna Dickinson

Jenna Dickinson

At Kain & Ball we work closely on all files with our talented and experienced team of law clerks. Our team includes: Mary Nosella, and Michelle Schiralli who are our senior law clerks, as well as Jenna Dickinson, and Shannon Foley. They each earned their Law Clerks designation following the successful completion of a two-year educational program. Faye Dawson-Flynn has recently joined Kain & Ball’s team of law clerks having successfully completed the educational requirements.

Shannon Foley

Shannon Foley

At Kain & Ball we work closely on all files with our talented and experienced team of law clerks. Our team includes: Mary Nosella, and Michelle Schiralli who are our senior law clerks, as well as Jenna Dickinson, and Shannon Foley. They each earned their Law Clerks designation following the successful completion of a two-year educational program. Faye Dawson-Flynn has recently joined Kain & Ball’s team of law clerks having successfully completed the educational requirements.

Support Staff

Support Staff

Support Staff

The members of our support staff at Kain & Ball are an important part of our team. At Kain & Ball we are committed to excellent client service, and all members of our support staff meet and exceed that standard. The staff at Kain & Ball will ensure that you feel comfortable in the office as well as facilitating communications between you and your “legal team”.

Alexis Johnson

Alexis Johnson - Over twenty years’ experience in the Financial Community - Mississauga Family Lawyer | Kain & Ball Professional Corporation Mississauga

Alexis Johnson

Alexis Johnson is Kain & Ball’s Chief Financial Officer; she handles all client and company financial matters. Alexis has over twenty years’ experience in the financial community.

alexis.johnson@kainfamilylaw.com

FEES

Our objective is to keep your costs as low as possible, while providing you with first class legal representation. The finance team at Kain & Ball is committed to keeping you informed with respect to your legal fees to ensure there are no surprises. For that reason, we encourage you to discuss the matter of costs with your lawyer, or with our accounting department at any time.
At your initial consultation you will be provided with a schedule of all fees charged by our firm. At that time please feel free to ask any questions you have with respect to our fee and payment structure.

In some cases, including the preparation of uncomplicated marriage contracts and some separation agreements, as well as uncontested divorces, we will be able to give you an estimate of our total fees at the time of our initial interview.
In other cases, particularly those involving contested divorce, custody of and access to children, support and property issues, it is difficult to provide an accurate estimate of fees in advance.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REFERRALS

Because chance favours the prepared mind – and the law changes – we invest countless hours each year in reading case law, attending legal seminars and working cooperatively with our colleagues as well as experts outside of the field of law to develop our knowledge base.

This makes us better and more efficient, to ensure that you are getting optimal legal services.
We also appreciate the value that other professionals can add in areas such as taxation, investing and social assistance. So we gladly work on a co-operative basis with your other advisors to ensure holistic solutions that meet your current and future needs.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Your business is nobody’s business except yours. In order to provide you with the best legal representation possible, it’s important for you to tell us the whole story, and it’s important that you feel comfortable in doing so. You can rest assured that your information will be treated on a strictly confidential basis.
Our concern for the security of your personal information goes beyond the letter of the law. Our reputation is built on it.

Kain & Ball Professional Corporation
1290 Central Parkway West, Suite 402 Mississauga, Ontario L5C 4R3
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