Non-Profit and Charities

Non-Profit and Charities

Non-Profit and Charities

Non-Profit and Charities

Non-profit and charitable organizations work hard every day to support their members, serve the public, and make valuable contributions to Canadian society. They do so in a legal environment that is always demanding and often daunting. The Non-Profit and Charities Group at Gardiner Roberts helps our clients to overcome this and other challenges so they can achieve their goals in compliance with all laws and in accordance with best practices.

We have represented (often as general counsel) a wide range of local, regional and national non-profit and charitable organizations, including universities, colleges and schools, hospitals and health research and support organizations, social services agencies, environmental groups, religious organizations, trade and professional associations, cultural and sports organizations, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, and public and private philanthropic foundations. Our experience runs broad and deep, ensuring that we will deliver the best legal counsel to your organization in the most effective manner. As part of a full-service firm, the Non-Profit and Charities Group draws upon the resources of all of Gardiner Roberts’ professionals so your organization receives the specialized advice needed to address its unique legal needs.

Our Non‐Profit and Charities Group provides expertise in the following areas:



Additional Expertise




Clifford S. Goldfarb
Primary Contact

Clifford S. Goldfarb

Counsel


T 416.865.6616

F 416.865.6636

E cgoldfarb@grllp.com

James M. Parks
Primary Contact

James M. Parks

Counsel


T 416.865.6788

F 416.865.6636

E jparks@grllp.com

  • Advice to national religious organization on application of Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act to its special legislation
  • Acting for environmental non-profit on providing off-balance sheet financing for energy retrofits of publicly and privately owned commercial and residential buildings
  • Establishment of trust structure to hold private company shares for benefit of public charitable foundation
  • Advice to large professional association on software development agreement and employment and tax issues
  • Advice to professional associations on governance and membership issues
  • Advice to registered charities undergoing CRA tax audits
  • Advice to charities on sophisticated gift planning strategies
  • Advice to high net-worth individuals planning major gifts
  • Advice to a non-profit long-term care facility on governance structures and government assistance
  • Conversion of a museum from a charitable trust to a corporation
  • Act as general counsel to a number of regional and provincial professional associations
  • Updating organizational documents for a variety of not for profit corporations to the pending Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
  • Advised non-profit community improvement organization on restructuring economic development program to qualify for charity status
  • Represented municipal planning department in federally-funded program providing project financing to low-income housing developers, including compliance with program requirements
  • Acted for charitable conservation organization in grant of easement rights
  • Served as general counsel to educational foundation supporting public school district.
  • Represented U.S. port authority in negotiating cooperation agreement with Canadian port authority
  • Advised historic outdoor market on corporate restructuring
Clifford S. Goldfarb
Primary Contact

Clifford S. Goldfarb

Counsel


T 416.865.6616

F 416.865.6636

E cgoldfarb@grllp.com

James M. Parks
Primary Contact

James M. Parks

Counsel


T 416.865.6788

F 416.865.6636

E jparks@grllp.com