Michael Blatchford works with not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises and the third sector. His clients include non-profits and registered charities operating across Canada in healthcare, education, social services, arts and culture, environment and recreation. He also assists regulatory bodies, associations, clubs and faith-based organizations. Mr. Blatchford provides strategic legal advice to clients in governance, tax and corporate matters and in complex structuring and commercial transactions. He assists clients with charitable registration and helps not-for-profits carry out their activities while complying with legal obligations. He represents organizations in interactions with corporate and tax regulators. He has deep experience advising social enterprise and social purpose businesses, as well as the structuring of social or affordable housing developments by non-profits. He is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of legal issues in the sector. Mr. Blatchford also advises charities and donors on tax-effective philanthropy and complex donations. He assists organizations to fairly and effectively conduct complex or contentious meetings, using standard or customized procedural rules.