Clients appreciate Mona’s common sense approach to issues. As a not-for-profit and charities lawyer, Mona understands her clients’ need to find the most efficient and cost-effective resolution to complex problems that they face.
As part of her practice, Mona has assisted both large and small organizations operating in a wide variety of sectors including industry associations, family foundations, churches, private schools, poverty abatement organizations, childcare, athletics and recreational organizations and health sector associations.
In today’s marketplace, both charities and not-for-profits must comply with complex regulatory regimes. As part of her not-for-profit and charities practice, Mona has helped clients deal with general governance issues, by-law interpretation and updating, gifting and receipting issues, endowment and fundraising issues, directors’ and officers’ liability and other tax and compliance issues. Mona’s governance practice also involves representing clients in conflict resolution when divisions ensue between corporate members and boards.
For the last number of years, Mona has assisted many clients prepare for and operate under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. She is now working with Ontario non-share capital corporations to ensure they are ready for the eventual Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
In addition to her non-profit and charitable practice, Mona maintains a varied commodity tax practice. Mona has extensive experience in resolving GST/HST tax issues for individuals and organizations. Her practice involves structuring transactions in order to minimize the impact of GST/HST and assisting clients with GST/HST audits, appeals, collection and enforcement matters.
Mona’s tax practice also includes advising clients with respect to the broad range of Ontario provincial taxes including land transfer tax and the remaining provisions of the Ontario Retail Sales Tax (RST).