Not-for-Profits, Charities

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Not-for-Profits, Charities

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Maclaren Corlett provides legal counsel and advice to Canadian (federal) and Ontario (provincial) not-for-profit corporations and charities. Our lawyers in Ottawa and Toronto have a wealth of experience working with many different types of non-profit organizations and charities, including recreational clubs, community groups, religious organizations, professional and industry associations, national and international not-for-profits, and special interest groups.

We can help you in all aspects of creating and maintaining your not-for-profit corporation or charity, including:

  • drafting and filing of corporate records and bylaws
  • conducting corporate name searches
  • applying for charity status
  • amending the structure or nature of the corporation or charity
  • transitioning under new legislation
  • directing or assisting with annual general meetings or board meetings

Our law firm provides a range of legal services to not-for-profit corporations and charities, including administrative law, advertising and marketing law, commercial law, corporate law and corporate governance, employment law, intellectual property law, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate law and estate planning.

We invite you to contact Gordon, Michael, MaryMegan or Lucy to discuss any potential matters or questions you may have with respect to not-for-profit and charity matters. As Chair of the Governance and Ethics Committees of the Organizing Committees for both the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the 2015 Toronto Pan and Para Pan American Games, Michael offers particular expertise on non-profit governance and ethics issues.

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