Ryan M. Prendergast    B.A., LL.B.

 Ryan M. Prendergast
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x279
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Email: rmp@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001
 
Meeting Locations
(by appointment)
Toronto (416) 675-3766

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Ryan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010 and joined Carters as an associate lawyer, becoming a partner in 2018 with a practice focus of providing corporate and tax advice to charities and non-profit organizations concerning incorporation, ongoing corporate compliance, anti-spam compliance, registration of charities, audits and internal appeals with Canada Revenue Agency, as well as the amalgamation and merger of charities. Ryan has been recognized as a leading expert in charity and not-for-profit law in Canada by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Ryan graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, in 2009. Prior to attending law school, Ryan graduated from Glendon College at York University, First Class, with a B.A. in History and a Certificate in Law and Social Thought. During his articles with Carters, Ryan acquired experience in the areas of charity and not- for-profit law, corporate/commercial law, civil litigation, wills and estates, and human rights law.

Ryan has co-authored papers for Law Society of Ontario, and has written articles for The Lawyers Weekly, Hilborn:ECS eNews, and the Ontario Bar Association Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Section Newsletter, and has contributed to several Charity Law Bulletins and other publications on www.charitylaw.ca. Ryan has been a regular presenter at the annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar, Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up, Ontario Bar Association and Imagine Canada Sector Source.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Commercial Leasing,

Anti-Spam Compliance.

EDUCATION:

B.A. (First Class), York University, 2006

LL.B., University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 2009

CALLED TO THE BAR:

Ontario Bar, 2010

Publications
What Charities and NFPs Need to Know for the Upcoming Federal Election
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 499, Aug 25, 2021.
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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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New CRA Guidance on Relief of Poverty and Charitable Registration
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 482, January 28, 2021.
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Ontario PGT Allows Access to Retricted Chairitable Purpose Funds
By Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 470, April 30, 2020.
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Due Diligence by Directors and Officers of Charities and NFPs in Response to COVID-19
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 464, March 24, 2020.
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Speaking Engagements
Critical Board Due Diligence During a Pandemic and Beyond
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Board Due Diligence and Crisis Management During a Pandemic
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast at The 2020 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
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Charities and Politics: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast on May 29, 2019 for the Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
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Practice Management Tools
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast and Terrance S. Carter on April 5, 2019 at the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyer Division - Charity Program
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Charities and Politics: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast at The 2019 Ottawa Region Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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