Lauren is an associate at Torkin Manes in our Not-for-Profit and Charities Law practice group. Lauren regularly assists clients in the not-for-profit and charitable sector with incorporation and organization, corporate maintenance, dissolution, drafting and interpreting by-laws and contracts, and obtaining and maintaining charitable registration. She also advises clients on a variety of matters including member and director disputes, policy development, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, and directors’ and officers’ liability.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, and prior to attending law school, she taught elementary and secondary school for four years, both in Canada and at an international school in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lauren has volunteered with several outreach organizations that serve the legal and non-legal needs of local communities, including Lawyers Feed the Hungry, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, and Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC). Lauren’s involvement with not-for-profits and charities has helped her to understand and appreciate many of the issues that they face.