Philanthropy is an important part of your legacy. Many private businesses and their owner families have established their own private foundations for charitable work to support projects in areas such as the arts, education, the health sector, public policy research, environmental sustainability, international development and social services.
Our expertise extends to all areas of charity and not-for-profit law both in Canada and abroad. We will help you develop your charitable giving plan. We will work with you to establish a legal framework for the successful creation, organization and ongoing governance and administration of your private family foundation, public charity or other not-for-profit entity, including:
- Formation, structure and charitable registrations
- Compliance and regulatory issues
- Taxation matters
- Tax effective gifting strategies
- Directors’ duties and obligations
- Members’ rights
We will help you meet the challenges of increased compliance requirements and oversight by federal and provincial regulators.