Legal Services

Legal ServicesThe legal and regulatory environment within which charities and non-profit organizations operate in Canada can be complex and difficult to navigate.
My name is Richard Bridge, and I am a lawyer dedicated to helping these organizations, and donors, avoid potential pitfalls and achieve their goals. I was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1991 and the Nova Scotia Bar in 2006.

Specific legal and related services that I provide include:

  • Incorporation
  • Compliance with the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
  • Charitable registration
  • Re-organization (mergers, joint-ventures, dissolution, etc.)
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Contract review and drafting
  • Charitable gifts & trusts
  • Planned giving
  • Fund development strategies
  • Social enterprise advice
  • Qualified Donee status and philanthropy in First Nations communities
  • Advice to donors
  • Governance audits and problem solving
  • Bylaw and policy review, drafting and revision
  • Board training workshops
  • Senior staff coaching
  • Public and group speaking and training
  • International projects
  • Strategic planning and advice
  • Litigation referral
  • Compliance with the new BC Societies Act

My services are high quality, timely and reasonably priced. If your organization could benefit from the support of a lawyer who has dedicated his career to being of service to charities and non-profits, pleaseĀ contact me.