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Michael Blatchford

Michael Blatchford

Quickscribe's Expert Annotator – Societies Legislation

Michael Blatchford Michael Blatchford is a partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. He works exclusively with non-profit organizations and registered charities across Canada, including foundations, professional associations, clubs, faith-communities and social enterprises.

Michael provides strategic legal advice in governance, tax, corporate and commercial transactions. He assists clients with charitable registration and operations, helping them carry out their activities while complying with legal obligations. He represents organizations in their interactions with corporate and tax regulators. He is a frequent speaker to lawyers and laypersons alike on a wide variety of legal issues relevant to the sector.

Michael also advises charities and donors on tax-effective planned giving and other complex philanthropic gifts. He assists organizations to fairly and effectively hold complex or contentious meetings, using Robert’s Rules or other rules of procedure. Michael publishes annotations for the Societies Act and related legislation on Quickscribe.

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