THE PEOPLE OF BSK. (Please Select A Representative Below)

BSK is regarded as a practice run by a team of energetic and knowledgeable attorneys with the ability to think strategically in a constantly changing work environment and marketplace. We take pride in the quality of our work and the clients we serve, and we value the long-term relationships we have built over the years. We believe in investing in ourselves and our future through continuing legal education. We consider professional development a key factor in motivation and retention because it creates the opportunity to continue to grow and develop job and career enhancing skills.

Our firm fosters a culture of mutual respect. We believe gaining perspectives and experiences from a variety of attorneys and staff creates more innovative solutions and greater contributions from everyone, as we strive to provide the best possible service for our clients.

Paula M. Ballard

Paula M. Ballard joined BSK in May of 2002 as a Business Transactional Paralegal. Paula assists the attorneys with their representation of clients in the role of outside general counsel to the individual owner, operator, and entrepreneur. This practice area focuses on growth, expansion and merger activities of the client's business, and also providing guidance for everyday business activities and agreements, such as leases, service agreements, employment agreements, key employee compensation plans, and business succession plans. Paula also assists the attorneys with corporate and real estate transactions. Paula assists clients with all aspects of the formation of new business entities and corporate maintenance of existing entities.

Prior to joining BSK, Paula was the Export Compliance Manager-Paralegal in a corporate legal department of an international telecommunications company. Paula also has experience as a Project Administrator for a global engineering, construction and project management company.

Paula graduated from the University of Phoenix in Arizona with a BS in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration/Global Management. She is an Advanced Certified Paralegal - Contract Administration/Contract Management and a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Paula was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Phoenix in 1981. She and her husband collectively have four grown children and five grandchildren. They enjoy traveling in the high country of Arizona.