Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Our lawyers act as counsel for many not-for-profit organizations – including major Canadian registered charities, professional associations, employment service agencies, private clubs, health sector associations, patient advocacy groups and a regulated health professional college. As such, we have extensive experience in dealing with the legal issues that not-for-profit and other charitable organizations face.

Experienced Lawyers for Charities and Non-profit Corporations

We advise already established and yet to be established charities and not-for-profit organizations on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Incorporation, registration, and the preparation of governing bylaws and other organizational documents
  • Applications for charitable status
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Trademark and copyright protection
  • Co-ownership arrangements
  • Establishment of fundraising guidelines and programs
  • Donation agreements
  • Monitoring of research grants
  • Transactions
  • Leases
  • Employment matters
  • Conflict resolution
  • Estates
  • Many other issues that affect the organization and operation of charitable and not-for-profit organizations

Contact Mills & Mills LLP

For more information on how we can help you with your legal concerns as they pertain to charities and not-for-profit organizations, contact us at 416-863-0125 or email us.

Not-For-Profit & Charities Testimonials

I cannot praise Mills & Mills too highly or recommend them too strongly. Our Charity has retained the services of Mills & Mills for over a decade and are enormously pleased with their diligence, approach to getting the job done promptly and efficiently at the same time achieving great results. Mills & Mills are supportive and understanding of the Charitable sector when representing our charity on estates and trust matters.

— B.L.

Not-For-Profit & Charities Lawyers

  • David A.S. Mills

    David A.S. Mills

    Managing Partner

    David is proud to represent the fourth generation of Mills to practice at the firm. He is a great-grandson of Alexander Mills, K.C., one of the founders, grandson of Ralph S. Mills, Q.C., and a son of...

    416-682-7138 | Email
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  • David P. Lees

    David P. Lees

    Partner

    David served his articles with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 2001. David has a diverse civil litigation practice which encompasses employment and business law, estate litigation and adv...

    416-682-7159 | Email
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  • J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    Partner

    Paul's practice is focused on assisting Estate Trustees with the administration of Estates and acting as Estate Trustee. Paul represents the third generation of lawyers in the Mills family at the f...

    416-682-7110 | Email
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  • Denise E. Robertson

    Denise E. Robertson

    Partner

    Denise joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2005. Denise's practice is focused on private business, corporate and regulatory law. Denise assists business owners through providing practical and valuable leg...

    416-682-7139 | Email
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  • Heather Keachie

    Heather Keachie

    Associate

    Heather practices in the areas of charity and not-for-profit law and 416-682-7130 | Email
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For over 130 years, Mills & Mills LLP has earned a reputation amongst our peers and clients for quality of service and breadth of knowledge. To learn more about our services and how we can put our knowledge to work for you, call us at 416-863-0125 or send us an email.

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