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Theresa L.M. Man joined Carters in 2001, becoming a partner in 2006, to practice in the area of charity and not-for-profit law. Ms. Man is recognized as a leading expert in charity and not-for-profit law by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers and Partners.

Ms. Man is co-author of Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations published by Thomson Reuters. She has also written on charity and taxation issues for various publications, including The Lawyers Weekly, The Philanthropist, Hilborn:ECS, and Charity Law Bulletin.

Ms. Man advises on charity and non-profit matters, including incorporation, reorganization, amalgamation, asset merger, restructuring, corporate governance, multiple corporate structures, affiliation and association agreements, dissolution, gift planning, facility and property use, fundraising, non-profit organization operations and tax status.

Ms. Man is chair of the Canadian Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section, and is a member of the Technical Issues Working Group of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Charities Directorate, and a member and past chair of the OBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section. She has been actively involved with and is a legal advisor to numerous charities. She has been a speaker at various seminars, including the Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar™ and seminars hosted by the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and Imagine Canada (Charity Tax Tools), among others.

Before embarking on the study of law, Ms. Man earned her Master of Music and partially completed doctoral studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. This has enabled her to serve as minister of music and organist in various churches in Regina, Saskatchewan and in the greater Toronto area.

PRACTICE AREAS: Charity and Not-for-Profit Law

LL.M. (Tax Law), Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1995
M. Mus., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989
B.Sc. in Agriculture (with Distinction), University of Manitoba, 1985

CALLED TO THE BAR: Ontario Bar, 1997

LANGUAGES: Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English

Contact & Links
  • 211 Broadway
    P.O. Box 440
    Orangeville, ON L9W 1K4
  • English
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Charities / Non-Profit Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Charities / Non-Profit Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Charities / Non-Profit Law, Toronto, Canada (2024)
  • Charities / Non-Profit Law, Toronto, Canada (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Charities / Non-Profit Law
Special Focus:
  • Charities/Not For Profit

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