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Terrance Carter, as the Managing Partner of Carters, practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, and has been recognized as a leading expert by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers and Partners. Mr. Carter is also a registered Trade-mark Agent and acts as legal counsel to the Toronto office of the national law firm Fasken on charitable matters.

Mr. Carter is a co-author of Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations (Thomson Reuters), a co-editor of Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2020 Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths), a contributing author to The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada, 4th Edition (2018 LexisNexis Butterworths), co-author of Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations, 3rd Edition (2019 LexisNexis Butterworths) and the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations (Industry Canada).

Mr. Carter is a member of CRA Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a past member of the Technical Issues Working Group of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Charities Directorate, a past member of the Imagine Canada Technical Advisory Committee, a past member of CRA’s Charity Advisory Committee and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Task Force on Uniform Fundraising Legislation, a Past Chair of the Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and a Past Chair of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), and was the 2002 recipient of the AMS - John Hodgson Award of the OBA for charity and not-for-profit law, as well as the 2019 recipient of the Jane Burke Robertson Award of the Canadian Bar Association. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the American Bar Association Tax Exempt Section, and has participated in consultations with the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario, the Charities Directorate of CRA, Finance Canada, and was a member of the Anti-terrorism Committee and the Air India Inquiry Committee for the CBA.

Mr. Carter has written numerous articles and been a frequent speaker on legal issues involving charity and not-for-profit law for the Law Society of Ontario, the CBA, the OBA, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Bar Association, the CAGP, the Canadian Tax Foundation, CPA Canada, CPA Ontario, STEP, CSAE, the New York University School of Law, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Ryerson University, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), University of Manitoba Law School, as well as the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mr. Carter is also the editor of, and a contributor to www.charitylaw.ca, www.churchlaw.ca, www.carters.ca, and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca, as well as Chair of the annual Church & Charity Law Seminar™, and a founder and a past co-chair of the CBA National Charity Law Symposium.

PRACTICE AREAS:Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Fundraising, Gift Planning, National and International Strategic Planning, Charity Tax and Trusts and Intellectual Property.

EDUCATION:
B.A. (Joint Honours), and a McGill University Scholar, McGill, 1975
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978

CALLED TO THE BAR:Ontario Bar, 1980

Contact & Links

Locations

  • 67 Yonge Street, Suite 1402
    Toronto, ON M5E 1J8
    Canada
  • 211 Broadway
    P.O. Box 440
    Orangeville, ON L9W 1K4
    Canada

Languages

  • English

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Trusts and Estates

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

  • Trusts and Estates, Toronto, Canada (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Charities / Non-Profit Law

Special Focus

  • Charities/Not For Profit

Practice Areas:

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Fundraising, Gift Planning, National and International Strategic Planning, Charity Tax and Trusts, Intellectual Property and Corporate and Commercial Law.

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