What We Do

We look after the legal needs of Charities, non-profits, Social Ventures, Foundations and Philanthropists across Canada. We bring a lot of smarts and a lot of experience to that task. Here's a snapshot of what we can do for you and your organization.

Incorporation and organization

  • Setting up charitable foundations and trusts
  • Charitable registration
  • Compliance with Canada Revenue requirements
  • Corporate procedures and compliance with the corporate legislation applicable to federal and provincial not-for-profit corporations
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Cross-border and international relationships
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Purchase, sale and leasing of real estate
  • Tax planning and planned giving
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Foundations
  • Fundraising and Gift Planning
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Governance audits and problem solving

Charity Law, Done Differently

We're not your average law firm. The Charity Law Group is accessible, informal, and affordable. We offer many years of experience in Not-for-Profit and Charity Law matters, provided in ways that work for our clients. This is a law firm like you’ve never seen before. 

Efficient:

Our team is fast, responsive, and pragmatic.  Your file won’t languish for months on a lawyer’s desk collecting dust. You won’t have to nudge and cajole your lawyer to complete your file. Our turn-around time for sending in a the T2050 tax exempt application is on average 1-3 weeks from when you’ve completed our intake questionnaire.

Knowledgeable and Experienced:

Our practice consists of, almost exclusively, Not-for-Profit & Charity Law. We do not dabble in a myriad of practice areas. Not-for-Profit corporations and Charity law is our focus. Charity law is at the epicenter of our practice. If your legal question relates to a Not-for-Profit corporation or charity law, call us.

Affordable, Fair and Transparent Pricing:

We don’t use the billable hour system used by most lawyers. We don’t charge you for asking us questions. We don’t charge you for marble offices, elaborate parties and supporting all of the partners. We embrace technology and low overhead to provide you with efficient, flexible and responsive legal services. We use set prices for set jobs, so you know what the work will cost before you start. We give you a fixed price which is actually fixed, not an estimate with loads of carve-outs and disbursements.  Low stress, cost certainty and installment plans – it's the complete package deal. 

You'll notice that we post our fees for many of our services.

We are transparent and straightforward.

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