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Kate Lazier

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: http://t.co/jcx8t92l0a
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Kate Lazier is a lawyer practicing charity and non-profit law at Miller Thomson LLP; providing advice advice to Canadian and international organizations. Kate Lazier is a partner in the Charities and Not-For-Profit specialty group. Ms. Lazier’s practice addresses a broad range of services for charities from corporate law and tax law advice. Ms. Lazier assists clients to incorporate, register as charities, update by-laws, establish overseas agreements, receipting gifts and manage board disputes. She advises charities on donation and pledge agreements, fundraising, board minutes and corporate filings. Acting for non-profits Ms. Lazier has established non-share capital corporations and provided opinions on non-profit status under the Income Tax Act. Kate Lazier is a frequent writer and speaker on charity law. She is CLE Liason for the Ontario Bar Association's Charity and Not-Profit Law section. Ms. Lazier is a co-chairing the National Symposium on Charity Law and the Charity and Not-For-Profit section's program at the OBA Institute. She is a co-editor of the Canadian Bar Association Charity Talk newsletter and past editor of the Ontario Bar Association's Charitable Thoughts newsletter and Miller Thomson's Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter. In 2007, Ms. Lazier appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Imagine Canada in the matter of A.Y.S.A. Amateur Youth Soccer Association v. Canada Revenue Agency. Ms. Lazier and her co-counsel represented Imagine Canada’s intervention in the A.Y.S.A. case on a pro bono basis, in order to protect the charitable sector’s interest regarding the proper test to be applied in determining charitable purpose and the scope of activities the charity can undertake. The Supreme Court of Canada agreed with Imagine Canada's arguments that charitable purpose is determined in accordance with the common law.

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