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Linda J. Godel

Tel: 416 643 8809 Fax: 1 888 554 6179

Linda is a partner at Torkin Manes and chairs the firm's Not-for-Profit and Charities Law practice group. She counsels a wide range of not-for-profit organizations and charities (including charitable organizations and private and public foundations). Her 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.

Linda 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.

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Education

  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1987
  • B.A. (with Distinction), McGill University, 1984

Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1989

Publications & Presentations

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Important News for Canadian Charities, Non-Profits and News Organizations

Torkin Manes LegalPoint November has been an eventful month for Canadian charities, non-profits, and news organizations.
Nov 26, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

More News for Registered Charities on Political Activities

Torkin Manes LegalPoint There continue to be more developments in relation to the political activities of Canadian charities. On October 25, 2018, the Department of Finance (...
Nov 8, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Charities and Political Activities Part III

Torkin Manes LegalPoint The news about charities and the regulation of their political activities continues.
Oct 3, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Charities and Political Activities Part II

Torkin Manes LegalPoint There is more news for Canadian registered charities and the regulation of their political activities. A draft of proposed amendments to the Income Ta...
Sep 21, 2018

News & Media

Firm News

Torkin Manes recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada

Chambers and Partners — Canada Torkin Manes recognized as a Leading Firm in Ontario in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Real Estate.
Sep 21, 2018
Firm News

Linda Godel named Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada for Charities/Non-Profit Law

The Best Lawyers in Canada Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that Linda Godel has been selected as 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® in the area of...
Aug 21, 2018
Firm News

Torkin Manes lawyers featured in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2019

The Best Lawyers in Canada We are pleased to announce that 22 of our partners have recently been recognized as leaders.
Aug 21, 2018
Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers elected as Section Executives of the Ontario Bar Association

Congratulations to the following Torkin Manes lawyers who have been elected to the Ontario Bar Association's (OBA) Sections as Executives for the 2018...
Jun 28, 2018

Events

Webinar: What You Missed During Tax Season 2018

Join our panel on Wednesday, May 16th at 9:30am for a discussion on the key issues that you may have missed during tax season.
May 16, 2018: 09:30 - 10:30

The Canadian Bar Association’s Charity Law Symposium

Linda Godel and Marco P. Falco will be speaking at the upcoming annual CBA Charity Law Symposium on May 12, 2017.
May 12, 2017: 08:00 - 18:00

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 6th Annual Business Law Summit

Linda Godel and Jeff Simpson will present at The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 6th Annual Business Law Summit on May 12, 2016. They will be...
May 12, 2016: 09:00 - 16:00