Not-for-Profit & Charities

Not-for-profit organizations operate in a different legal framework because of their special tax status and compliance requirements, requiring special expertise.

Our lawyers in our Not-for-Profit & Charities group have experience acting for not-for-profit clients and their directors, trustees, officers and members, on matters such as structuring and restructurings, corporate governance, by-law interpretation, directors' and officers' liability, compliance issues, cross-border and international relationships, gifting, endowment and fundraising issues.

We work with a variety of not-for-profit organizations, including charitable organizations, community groups, service clubs, religious organizations, trade organizations and recreational clubs. We also advise charitable organizations engaged in joint ventures with businesses and other not-for-profits, and many special interest groups.

In addition, our lawyers are involved with the not-for-profit sector not only as professional advisors, but also as volunteers. This volunteer experience enhances and strengthens our ability to serve our clients.