A LAW FIRM WITH A FOCUS ON CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Carters Professional Corporation (Carters) is one of the leading firms in Canada in the area of charity and not-for-profit law and is able to provide a wide range of legal services to its charitable and not-for-profit clients, as well as to individuals, corporations and businesses. With offices and meeting locations in Toronto, Ottawa and Orangeville, Ontario, Carters provides assistance to clients across Canada and internationally with regard to all aspects of charity and not-for-profit law. Five of the lawyers at Carters have been recognized by Lexpert, and three have been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada, as leaders in their fields in Canada. The lawyers and staff at Carters are committed to excellence in providing clients with complete legal solutions for their unique needs.
PROVIDING ‘PROACTIVE ADVICE’® TO CLIENTS
Carters strives to provide clients with ‘Proactive Advice’® in our integrated approach to legal services. Our lawyers are committed to assisting clients in developing short-term and long-term strategic plans in order to avoid legal problems before they occur in all areas of the law. As part of this commitment, Carters has made numerous resource materials available through its websites www.carters.ca, www.charitylaw.ca, www.churchlaw.ca and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca.
WITH SOLICITORS TO HELP YOU AVOID LEGAL LIABILITY
The focus of the solicitors at Carters is in serving charities and not-for-profit organizations through an effective legal risk management approach to the practice of law, and providing legal services in the areas of charity and not-for-profit law, including charitable registrations, fundraising, taxation, development of national and international structures, as well as related areas of corporate and commercial law, contracts, real-estate and leasing, intellectual property and technology (i.e. trade-marks and copyrights), technolgoy, labour, employment, human rights, estates and trusts, charity tax audits, and the evolving area of privacy law and anti-spam.
AND A LITIGATION DEPARTMENT TO ASSIST YOU WHEN PROBLEMS ARISE
The litigation lawyers at Carters are experienced in representing clients before all levels of the federal and Ontario courts, before various administrative tribunals, as well as in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Carters’ litigation practice encompasses all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, including mediation, human rights litigation, civil litigation, construction liens, employment, corporate/commercial, shareholder disputes, personal injury, product liability, intellectual property, and charity and not-for-profits, real estate disputes. Carters also undertakes litigation audits, policy reviews and liability risk management in an effort to limit exposure to liability for its clients.
WITH INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Carters has full access to specialized national and international legal services through its relationship with Fasken, an international law firm, as well as relationships with firms that specialize in tax exempt organizations in other countries. Terrance S. Carter of Carters also acts as legal counsel to the Charities Practice Group at Fasken. Through these professional relationships, Carters is able to provide its charitable and not-for-profit clients, as well as other clients, with specialized legal services as necessary.
CONVENIENCE AND ACCESSIBILITY
The lawyers and staff at Carters strive to be as accessible to our clients as possible. We can be reached by telephone, fax or e-mail, with a complete listing of our staff and lawyers’ contact information available at www.carters.ca, as well as through our office phone system. Client meetings can be held by telephone conferences, by appointment at our offices in Toronto, Ottawa, or Orangeville, or at the client’s location as required. When necessary, evening and weekend appointments are possible.
PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
In accordance with Carters’ commitment to keep clients abreast of changes in the law, the firm regularly publishes articles, checklists, newsletters, webinars and seminar materials concerning a number of areas of the law. All of these materials are made available free of charge at our websites www.carters.ca, www.charitylaw.ca, www.churchlaw.ca and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca. To subscribe to our mailing list, please go to our websites and click on the button "Get on our Mailing List" to receive our monthly Charity Law Update - Updating Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations on recent legal developments and risk management considerations.
Firm Practice Areas
- Trusts and Estates
P.O. Box 440
Orangeville, ON L9W 1K4
117 Centrepointe Drive, Suite 350
Ottawa, ON K2G 5X3
TD Canada Trust Tower
161 Bay Street, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON M6J 2S1