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Charitable Giving in Canada
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Charitable Giving In Canada is a practical new resource for anyone engaged in or interested in philanthropic activities. This book surveys the legal and other significant issues involved, making it a useful tool for professional advisors, charities, corporations and individuals. Among the legal, tax and administrative issues highlighted are:
  • The tax benefits of charitable giving
  • Issues with charitable receipting
  • Considerations in testamentary charitable giving
  • Various types and forms of charitable gifts
  • Issues pertaining to donor-restricted gifts
  • Documentation of charitable gifts
  • Due diligence practices for donors and charities
  • Corporate philanthropy issues
  • Strategies for involved donors
About the Author

Elena Hoffstein, a Partner with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, practises in the areas of personal tax and estate planning, including wills, trusts, post-mortem tax planning, cross border and international estate planning, corporate reorganizations, estate freezes and marriage contracts. Ms. Hoffstein also focuses on family business succession planning. She is a leading expert on charities and tax-effective charitable gifting. Ms. Hoffstein has received numerous awards, including the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates for her leadership and contribution to estates and trusts law.

Laura West, B.A., J.D. University of Toronto, is a partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. She is engaged in a general practice in the areas of wealth management, estates, trusts, charity, and not-for-profit law. She advises clients with respect to wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care representation agreements, charitable giving, family business succession planning, corporate re-organizations and estate administration, as well as the establishment, governance, and regulation of charities and non-profit organizations. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the Chambers High Net Worth Guide, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and Best Lawyers in Canada. She was also the co-recipient of a Lexpert Gold Zenith award recognizing pro bono work in the legal profession. Laura has taught wills and estate planning at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law as an adjunct professor and she has also lectured and written frequently on estate planning, charity, and non-profit legal issues.

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