Charities and Not-for-Profits

We have a substantial and varied practice involving representation of not-for-profit organizations and registered charitable organizations. The firm’s clients consist of a variety of organizations, including private foundations, public foundations, community trusts and other broadly-supported charities, cultural and performing organizations, universities, colleges, schools, hospitals and health care facilities. In addition, we represent other tax exempt entities such as trade and professional associations, and social clubs.

We have special expertise in the areas of corporate governance and planned giving. In addition, we have considerable experience in obtaining charitable registration status from the Canada Revenue Agency. Legacy’s lawyers are highly experienced in issues relating to tax planned charitable giving including U.S./Canada cross border issues.

Our lawyers have also been at the centre of numerous significant and complex charitable donations involving sophisticated tax planning intended to yield the greatest benefits for both donors and donees.