Torkin Manes LLP

Linda Godel

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Practice Areas

Partner at Torkin Manes and chair of the firm's Not-for-Profit and Charities Law practice group. Counsels a wide range of not-for-profit organizations and charities (including charitable organizations and private and public foundations). Clients include professional and industry associations, self-regulated bodies and organizations in such fields as religion, health, education, social services, poverty abatement, childcare, athletics and recreation.

Acts as external general counsel to numerous not-for-profit organizations, both charitable and non-charitable. She has advised organizations in the third sector on structuring and restructuring matters, corporate governance, by-law interpretation, directors’ and officers’ liability, compliance issues, cross-border and international relationships and gifting, endowment and fundraising issues. She also provides general commercial advice to not-for-profits and charities.

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association - Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Past Chair and member of various working committees, Ontario Bar Association - Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Executive Member, Past Chair, former Chair, Vice-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Liaison, Program Coordinator and member, Ad Hoc Governance Committee, Ontario Bar Association - Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Not-for-Profit Joint Working Group (with Business Law Section) regarding the Modernization of the Legal Framework Governing Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations, Member, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Not-For-Profit Governance Committee


Ontario Bar, 1989