Charities and Societies

Patterson Law’s community focus means that assisting charitable and non-profit organizations is important to us. Our team’s experience means that your organization will receive the technical and practical advice necessary to operate your organization, whether it is a small local not-for-profit or a large registered charity.

Our focus includes:

  • Advising on structure
  • Preparing private trust arrangements
  • Incorporating societies
  • Incorporating federal not-for-profit corporations
  • Advising on non-profit tax status
  • Applications for charitable status
  • Advising organizations on governance, contracts and employment issues
  • Advising on operations and tax rules
  • Charitable giving, during life and on death