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Expert Charity Law Lawyers Serving Halton Region

Charity law in Canada is an increasingly complicated area. At Sweatman Law Firm, we are pleased to help charities with their legal issues.

Planned Giving in Oakville and Georgetown

Our law firm helps charities with issues relating to appropriate objects, trust agreements, planned giving and fundraising, managing volunteers, bequest and legacy provisions, setting up donor-advised funds, and assisting with arranging operating members’ and directors’ meetings. We can educate and train your board and staff to help them understand the complexities in fundraising and planned giving regimes.

Oakville Lawyers Specializing in Charity Law Work

The Oakville lawyers at our law firm provide advice, services, and representation to charities regarding specific legal issues and a general counsel basis. As a law firm specializing in serving charities, we have the vision and experience that charities need to deal effectively with the challenges before them.

Our law firm provides advice and services in matters involving:

  • Agreements with donors
  • Legal and ethical issues with fundraising, fundraising contracts, major gifts, and planned giving
  • Bequest management
  • Defending and administering charitable bequests
  • Crisis management
  • Risk management and informal legal audits
  • Educational programs for boards, staff and volunteers on legal and ethical issues

Jasmine Sweatman is also a principal of Sweatman Windeyer Consultants, a firm that provides training and consulting services for Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Proactive Advice and Services to Help You Fulfill Your Mission

The charitable sector has become highly competitive. Donors, regulators, the media, and other parties have set increasingly high standards for charities and their operations. We assist charities of all sizes with informal legal audits to identify potential legal and governance concerns for a charity and its board of directors.

We understand that legal issues are only one of many matters a charity has to deal with. We work with charities to prioritize action items and deal with concerns in a way that provides the least disruption to the charity’s operations and its mission. In this way, a charity can proactively resolve issues so that donor, regulator, and media attention will remain focused on the good work of the charity.

Contact Our Lawyers Serving Oakville, Georgetown and Surrounding Areas

For a consultation with Sweatman Law Firm in Oakville or Georgetown, contact Sweatman Law Firm online. We are committed to representing clients in Halton Region and throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

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