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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.

Awards & Recognition

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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

Reflections on the 2019 Federal Budget from the Perspective of Charities and Non-Profits

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Much has been written about the Federal Budget (Budget) tabled by the Department of Finance (Canada) on March 19, 2019 and its impact on charities and...
Mar 29, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Public Policy Advocacy Activities of Charities: New Developments in 2019

Torkin Manes LegalPoint Over the past few months there have been some exciting developments for Canadian registered charities in terms of their ability to engage in advocacy ...
Mar 18, 2019
Presentation

Social Enterprise

Schulich School of Business, York University  
Mar 8, 2019
Presentation

Navigating Board Disputes

Ontario Bar Association's Institute — Privacy, Land Development, and Other Key Updates in Charity and Not-for-Profit Law
Feb 5, 2019

News & Media

Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Direc...
Apr 24, 2019
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

Events

Linda Godel to speak to the OBA's Privacy, Land Development, and Other Key Updates in Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Program

Join Linda Godel, chair of our Not-for-Profit & Charities Group, for her panel discussion on Navigating Board Disputes at the Ontario Ba...
Feb 5, 2019

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