Charities & Not-for-Profits
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The Aird & Berlis Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Group provides a broad range of services to charities and other not-for-profit organizations, such as professional and trade associations, academic institutions, hospitals and other health-related organizations, community social service agencies, public and private foundations, sport and recreational associations, religious congregations and others. Our specialized team of lawyers is assembled to advise charity and not-for-profit clients on a full range of legal matters including:
- Transition/continuance to the new not-for-profit corporate statutes
- Special situations and strategic reviews
- Governance best practices
- Director duties and liabilities
- Fundamental changes
- Mergers, sales and acquisitions
- Regulatory compliance
- Member engagement
- By-law and structure review
- Obtaining and maintaining charitable registration
- Obtaining charitable gaming licenses
- Tax planning and compliance
- Trust law
- Foreign operations
- Permitted business activities
- Sponsorship agreements
- Donor arrangements
General Commercial and Other Matters
- Regulatory compliance
- Commercial agreements
- Real estate
- Intellectual property
- Labour and employment
We also advise clients on the new federal and pending Ontario not-for-profit corporate legislation.
Each member of our Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Group also has experience serving as a director on the board of one or more not-for-profit organizations.
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