Linda J. Godel

Linda J. Godel


Torkin Manes LLP

Recognized since 2018

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Charities / Non-Profit Law

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Charities / Non-Profit Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Charities / Non-Profit Law
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Linda is a partner at Torkin Manes and chairs the firm's Not-for-Profit and Charities Law practice group. She counsels a wide range of not-for-profit organizations and charities (including charitable organizations and private and public foundations). Her clients include professional and industry associations, self-regulated bodies and organizations in such fields as religion, health, education, social services, poverty abatement, childcare, athletics and recreation.Linda acts as external general counsel to numerous not-for-profit organizations, both charitable and non-charitable. She has advised organizations in the third sector on structuring and restructuring matters, corporate governance, by-law interpretation, directors’ and officers’ liability, compliance issues, cross-border and international relationships and gifting, endowment and fundraising issues. She also provides general commercial advice to not-for-profits and charities.

Location

  • 151 Yonge Street, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 2W7
    Canada

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1989

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association - Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Chair and member of various working committees - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Executive Member, Past Chair, former Chair, Vice-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Liaison, Program Coordinator and member, Ad Hoc Governance Committee - Member
  • Ontario Bar Association - Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Not-for-Profit Joint Working Group (with Business Law Section) regarding the Modernization of the Legal Framework Governing Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations - Member

Torkin Manes LLP
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

33 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Charities / Non-Profit Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Charities / Non-Profit Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Charities / Non-Profit Law, Toronto, Canada (2021)
  • Charities / Non-Profit Law, Toronto, Canada (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Charities / Non-Profit Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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