Gwenyth Stadig is an associate in Miller Thomson’s Tax practice group with a primary focus in Social Impact. She finds this incredibly rewarding. She also works with the Private Client Services and Business practice groups to uniquely serve clients local to Southwestern Ontario.

As part of the Social Impact group Gwenyth focuses her practice on assisting charities and non-profits - as well as organizations hoping to become charities or non-profits - with a variety of matters relating to their unique needs in the sector. Charities and non-profits active in the sector must comply with complex regulatory frameworks which include corporate governance, tax compliance, and trust law considerations. Gwenyth assists her Social Impact clients in navigating the aspects of the complex regulatory environment relevant to them. She specifically provides tailored advice relating to incorporations, corporate governance, charitable registration and revocation questions, general advice regarding the applicability of legislation for charities and non-profits in the sector, reporting and record keeping obligations, as well as operating in foreign jurisdictions, and structuring complex gift agreements.

Gwenyth also works with the firm’s Private Client Services group to advise clients on a wide range of matters relating to estate and succession planning, as well as estate administration. She develops personal relationships with her clients to provide intelligent, tailored options to her clients for them to make informed decisions which they are comfortable with and meet their needs.

Gwenyth received her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Brunswick, where she received the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship in law for her studies there. While living in Fredericton, Gwenyth had the honour to mentor one youth on a weekly basis through a mentorship program with a local charity. She was also involved in Pro Bono Students Canada projects benefitting local charities and not-for-profits there.

Prior to commencing her law degree Gwenyth completed two degrees in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, where she played varsity rugby and was employed as the mascot. As part of her Master of Arts she lived in Pangnirtung, Nunavut where she worked as the local lifeguard and had the privilege to work with the community Elders to improve water safety programming to better reflect the unique needs of the Inuit community of Pangnirtung.