Luis R. Chacin    LL.B., M.B.A., LL.M.

Luis R. Chacin
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x255
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001
Meeting Location
(by appointment)
Toronto (416) 594-1616

Luis joined Carters in June 2018 after completing his articles with the firm and being called to the Ontario Bar. 

Luis is a business lawyer with an interest on issues related to technology and charity and not-for-profit law, including hybrid corporate structures for social enterprise and social investments. Luis advises businesses on all legal aspects of incorporation and organization, including shareholder agreements and financing arrangements.

Prior to joining the firm, Luis worked in the financial services industry in Toronto and Montreal for over nine years, gaining experience in a wide variety of transactions involving both private and public issuers, with particular emphasis on alternative investments in the exempt market, and in a variety of roles, such as a licensed investment representative approved by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and previously as a proprietary trader.

Luis has a broad perspective of both the civil and the common law traditions, having previously worked as legal counsel at the Office of the President and Cabinet in Venezuela, where he advised on a variety of matters including government-sponsored development programs and pensions.


Business Law and IT Law


LL.M. (Canadian Common Law), Osgoode Hall Law School, 2017
M.B.A. (Finance), Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) (International Exchange Program with McGill University), 2005
LL.B., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 2001


Ontario Bar, 2018
Venezuela, 2001


Fluent in English and Spanish


Law Society of Ontario - Member
Canadian Bar Association - Member
Ontario Bar Association - 2019-2020 OBA Business Law Section Executive Member
Canadian Hispanic Bar Association – Director
Greater Dufferin Estate Planning Council - Member

FEDERAL BUDGET 2021: Impact on Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Luis R. Chacin, and Sean S. Carter. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 492, April 17, 2021.
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Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020
By Esther Shainblum and Luis R. Chacin. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 481, November 26, 2020.
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COVID-19 Update: Recent Federal and Ontario Special Measures
By Terrance S. Carter, Luis R. Chacin and Barry W. Kwasniewski. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 480, November 26, 2020.
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Overview of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”)
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Luis R. Chacin, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 477, August 27, 2020.
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Significant Amendments Proposed to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy ("CEWS")
By Luis R. Chacin, Adriel Clayton and Barry W. Kwasniewski, Business Law Bulletin No. 6, July 30, 2020.
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Luis R. Chacin, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Business Law Bulletin No. 5, June 30, 2020.
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