Andrew Valentine’s charities and non-profit law practice focuses on providing advice to organizations on issues including gift planning, incorporation and registration, ongoing compliance matters, and audits. Andrew also deals extensively with non-profit corporate governance and corporate structuring issues, advising on corporate restructuring, directors’ duties and liabilities, governance best practices, bylaws and policies, and membership disputes.

Andrew has expertise in social enterprise, and has worked with clients to develop innovative structures to unlock new revenue and find new ways of pursuing their mission. Andrew also advises on social finance and mission-investing for charities and foundations. Andrew played a key role on the Miller Thomson team that worked on the first federally funded social impact bond with a large national charity.

Andrew has been involved in several litigation matters involving charity law issues, including at the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Andrew has authored and co-authored a number of articles about charity and non-profit law and speaks regularly on these topics. Andrew worked extensively on the charities law text, Charities Taxation, Policy and Practice. Andrew is a member of the Ontario Bar Association Charity and Not-for-Profit Section Executive, and has participated in government consultations regarding non-profit issues.