Not-For-Profit and Charity Law

Providing Proactive and Practical Legal Advice and Guidance to the Not-for-profit and Charity Sector

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP provides a full range of legal and consulting services in the area of not-for-profit and charity law, both in Canada and internationally, as well as to the directors and members of not-for-profit and charitable organizations, individuals, corporations and businesses. Find out more about the specialized services that our Not-for-Profit and Charity lawyers can provide you or your organization.

We are sensitive to the various mandates, goals, and operating environments of the not-for-profit and charitable sector, and take into consideration relevant policy and business considerations when providing legal advice to not-for-profit and charitable organizations, their directors and members.

Our clients range from organizations with international concerns, large national organizations with divisions and chapters, to small local organizations. They include universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, social and health agencies, non-profit housing and poverty organizations, environmental groups, and trade and professional associations.

We provide services both as General Counsel, and as Special Counsel, providing specialized assistance to not-for-profit and charitable organizations. In addition, our litigation lawyers are experienced in representing clients in the not-for-profit and charity sector before all levels of Ontario and federal courts. We also provide services in connection with administrative tribunals, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP has full access to specialized national and international legal services through its involvement in Lexwork International, which provides us with additional resources to assist our clients in the not-for-profit and charity sector.

Committed to our Community

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is committed to our community. Our lawyers regularly give back and participate in the community, through sitting on boards of directors of not-for-profit and charitable organizations, volunteering with not-for-profit and charitable organizations, and providing pro bono or reduced rate services in the sector. By being involved with the community, not only are our lawyers giving back to the community and helping to ensure that the not-for-profit and charitable sector thrives, but it also allows us to gain practical experience that we can then use in helping our not-for-profit and charity clients achieve their goals.

We tailor our advice to the unique and specific issues relevant to the not-for-profit and charity sector, and strive to provide timely, proactive, and practical solutions to our clients. If you or your organization have questions or require advice, please do not hesitate to contact us at 613-238-8080 or

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