Mann Lawyers is proud to announce the formation of its Not-for-Profit and Charity Law Group and that Megan Wallace, an experienced corporate lawyer in the sector, has joined the team to lead this group.
Mann Lawyers has worked with not-for-profits and charities since its inception and has made the decision to form a specialized group to focus on the needs of these organizations and to provide them with seamless service for all their legal needs.
Wallace was called to the bar of Ontario in 2010 and the bar of Alberta in 2015 and has been working with not-for-profits and charities from the beginning of her career.
Her depth of experience and knowledge of the sector is an asset to our existing practice in the area and makes her the right choice to lead this group.
Supported by lawyers from its existing practice groups, Mann Lawyers Not-for-Profit and Charity Law Group applies this resident knowledge and expertise to representing the interests of not-for-profits and charities.
“With Megan’s arrival at Mann Lawyers, creating this group was an obvious next step for us. She has been working with this sector for her entire career and has the depth of knowledge and connections in the not-for-profit and charity world to enable us to offer seamless service for our not-for-profit and charity clients,” said co-managing partner Andre Martin.
We asked Megan Wallace a few questions about this specialized practice group.
Do not-for-profits and charities benefit from specialized advice?
“Yes, absolutely. These unique organizations have distinct issues and concerns and benefit from professionals who specialize in the sector to navigate the challenges they face. I could not be more excited to be joining the Mann Lawyers team to continue their great work in this field.”
What types of matters does the team have the expertise to deal with?
“We are able to serve a broad range of client needs, working with small and large organizations at all stages of their development and operations.
We can assist with a new not-for-profit or charity, starting with their incorporation and charitable registrations and we have experience working with clients in the sector on significant transactions, legal opinions on matters of concern to clients, including compliance or regulatory matters.
Our team includes lawyers with expertise from across our full-service firm, including with governance, review of agreements, litigation or dispute resolution, real estate and employment law.”
What do you recommend your clients do if they have an inquiry about a not-for-profit or charity law issue?
“Reach out! We are always happy to talk with potential clients to see if we can assist. We appreciate that not-for-profits and charities often have limited budgets, so we are always happy to discuss the scope of work and fees in advance so that our clients can have some certainty on what to expect.”