Robert Hayhoe’s practice focuses on the voluntary sector. He provides both general counsel and specialized tax advice to charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada.
Robert advises clients on the tax law governing charitable registration and non-profit status. He is experienced in dealing with the complex law governing foreign expenditures and activities by Canadian charities and in establishing structures to permit foreign charities to work and fundraise in Canada. Robert coordinates teams of Miller Thomson lawyers providing advice on large projects such as national mergers.
Robert provides sophisticated advice on cutting edge charity law issues such as social enterprise structures or political activities.
Robert often represents charities and not-for-profit organizations faced with tax audits. He also represents charitable donors, as well as charities and their staff in Tax Court and Federal Court of Appeal matters involving tax compliance issues for charities and the tax treatment of charitable donations.
Robert writes and speaks frequently on tax and charities issues. Dozens of his articles have been published in periodicals such as: The Lawyers Weekly, Canadian Tax Journal, International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, and The Philanthropist and he is a co-author of the Charities Taxation: Policy and Practice textbook.