Toronto Not-for-Profit & Charities Law
Providing legal advice and assistance to not-for-profit and charitable organizations is a very important part of our legal services at Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”). We understand that this sector encompasses a range of very unique and complex issues and our legal services are tailored to provide that special expertise and practical solutions needed for our clients.
Headed by Sabina Mexis, the Not-for-Profit & Charities group at DSF consists of highly experienced lawyers with a broad range of knowledge and experience representing the interests of not-for profit organizations & registered charities, their directors, officers and members. In addition to acting as counsel to not-for-profit and charitable organizations, many of the lawyers in this group are active in charitable activities and sit on the board of directors of various charities and not-for-profit organizations.
As a full-service law firm, we are able to offer to our clients assistance in all areas of legal practice including employment law, trademarks, real estate, litigation and tax law. We are here to help our clients to maintain their best practices, provide legal advice, and represent not-for-profit and charitable organizations in the following matters:
• Setting up charitable foundations and trusts
• Contracts and agreements
• Incorporation and organization
• Charitable registration
• Fundraising issues
• Risk management
• Corporate restructuring
• Corporate procedures and compliance with the corporate legislation applicable to federal and provincial not-for-profit corporations
• Director and officer liability
• Assistance in dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency and compliance with Canada Revenue Agency requirements
• Tax planning and planned giving
For further information on legal issues regarding our Not-for-Profit legal services and Charities group, please contact any of the not-for-profit lawyers listed on the right side.