Estate and Succession Planning
Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney & Personal Directives
Contested Estate Matters
Kary’s practice includes all areas of trusts and estates.
Kary is a frequent lecturer on various Wills, Estates and Estate Planning topics for the Canadian Bar Association, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, charitable and religious organizations, corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies and other professionals including accountants and lawyers.
Kary has been recognized as Edmonton’s Trust and Estates Lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers in Canada in 2011 and 2017, ranked as a leading practitioner in the area of estate and personal tax planning by the Canadian Legal Lexpert directory, and is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in the areas of trusts and estates.
Kary enjoys spending time and travelling with his childhood sweetheart and wife Jeannette. Time away from work is often spent enjoying his 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Joined Felesky Flynn LLP, 2012
Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 2012
Called to the Alberta bar, 1982
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Alberta, 1981
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (with distinction), University of Alberta, 1978
Memberships and Associations
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Edmonton Estate Planning Council
Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Past Chair, Wills & Estate Law Section (North), Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
Past Chairman, Catholic Social Services Sign of Hope Campaign
Past Editorial Board Member of the Alberta Estate Administration Practice Manual
Past Member, Caritas Hospitals Ethics Committee
Past Member, Catholic Social Services Planned Giving Committee
Publications and Presentations
Presented “Beneficiary Designations” to accountants in June 2016
Presented “Joint Assets and Beneficiary Designations” to investment advisors in May 2016
Presented “Estate Planning for a Family with a Disabled Beneficiary”, Canadian Bar Association, May 2016
Presented “Advanced Estate Administration”, Legal Education Society of Alberta, March 2016
Presented various topics including challenging a will, mental capacity issues, contesting an inheritance and protecting assets on divorce and marriage breakdown, Canadian Professional Accountants Forum (Banff), November 2015
Presented “The Continued Importance of Testamentary Trusts”, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, January 2015