Not-for-Profit & Charities


Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) regularly provides effective and efficient legal advice and assistance to not-for-profit and charitable organizations in Ontario. We understand that this sector encompasses a range of unique and complex issues and our legal services are tailored to provide the special expertise and practical solutions our clients need.

Who We are is Who We Represent

The Not-for-Profit and Charities Law group at DSF consists of highly experienced lawyers with a broad range of knowledge and experience representing the interests of not-for-profit organizations and registered charities, and their directors, officers and members. In addition to acting as counsel to not-for-profit and charitable organizations, many of the this group are active in charitable activities and sit on the board of directors of various charities and not-for-profit organizations.


As a full-service law firm, DSF offers its not-for-profit clients assistance in all areas of not-for-profit legal services, including employment, trademarks, real estate, litigation, and tax. We are here to help our clients maintain their best practices by providing legal advice in the following matters:

  • Assistance in dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency and compliance with Canada Revenue Agency requirements
  • Charitable registration
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Corporate procedures and compliance with the corporate legislation applicable to federal and provincial not-for-profit corporations
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Director and officer liability
  • Fundraising issues
  • Incorporation and organization
  • Risk management
  • Setting up charitable foundations and trusts
  • Tax planning and planned donations

As a member of Geneva Group International (GGI), we are able to offer knowledgeable legal counsel in more than one hundred countries. Learn more about what the Not-for-profit & Charities lawyers at DSF can do for you by calling 416-449-1400

We offer multiple convenient locations in TorontoWhitby, Barrie and more to serve our clients better. Find the office closest to you by calling us at  416-449-1400 or by visiting our locations page.

DSF has lawyers for this practice area in locations other than our Don Mills location. if you would prefer to work with one of our lawyers in one of our other offices,
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