Chair of Torkin Manes’ Not-for-Profit & Charities Group. Provides advice to local, provincial, national and international organizations covering a wide range of disciplines. Clients include professional associations, self-regulated bodies and other organizations in such fields as religion, health, education, social services, poverty, childcare, athletics and recreation. Acts as external general counsel to numerous not-for-profit organizations, both charitable and non-charitable. Advises organizations in the third sector on structuring and restructuring matters, corporate governance, by-law interpretation, director and member disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability, compliance issues, cross-border and international relationships, social enterprise, investments and gifting, endowment and fundraising issues. Frequent speaker and writer on topics pertinent to the voluntary sector. Member of the Executive and various committees of the Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Section of the OBA. Member of the Executive and various committees of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the CBA. Member of Ontario’s Business Law Advisory Council, Not-For-Profit Subcommittee. Active volunteer with numerous charitable organizations.
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