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Terrance S. Carter

Counsel Fasken
ProActive Advice for Charities and not-for-profits.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1980
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
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Terrance Carter is the Managing Partner of Carters Professional Corporation and practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, as well as being recognized as a leading expert by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Terrance is also a registered Trade-mark Agent and acts as counsel to the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau on charitable matters.

Terrance is a co-author of Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations (Carswell), a co-editor of Charities Legislation & Commentary, 2017 Edition (LexisNexis Butterworths), a contributing author to The Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada (2014 LexisNexis Butterworths), co-author of Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations (2014 LexisNexis Butterworths) and the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations (Industry Canada).

Mr. Carter is a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the 2002 recipient of the AMS - John Hodgson Award of the OBA for charity and not-for-profit law. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the American Bar Association Tax Exempt Section, and has participated in consultations with the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario, the Charities Directorate of CRA, Finance Canada, and was a member of the Anti-terrorism Committee and the Air India Inquiry Committee for the CBA.

Mr. Carter has written numerous articles and been a frequent speaker on legal issues involving charity and not-for-profit law for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the CBA, the OBA, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Bar Association, the CAGP, the Canadian Tax Foundation, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, the CSAE, the New York University School of Law, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law, Ryerson University, McMaster University, the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), University of Manitoba Law School as well as the C.D. Howe Institute.

Mr. Carter is also the editor of, and a contributor to www.charitylaw.cawww.churchlaw.cawww.carters.ca, and www.antiterrorismlaw.ca, as well as Chair of the annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar, and a founder and a past co-chair of the CBA National Charity Law Symposium.

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Toronto Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013
  • Participated as an expert witness at the Air Inquiry before Justice Major on the impact of anti-terrorism law on charities
  • Recognized as the most frequently recommended practitioners in the area of charities and not-for-profits in Canada since 2004 by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized as a leader in his field. The National Post reported on the Estate and Trust Lawyer ratings from The Best Lawyers in Canada™, which included recognition of Terrance S. Carter as a leader in the field, with an emphasis in the area of Charities and Not-For-Profit since 2006 
  • 2002 recipient of the AMS - John Hodgson Award of the OBA for Charity and Not-for-Profit Law
  • Court appointed arbitrator for Hospice Vaughan from December 2007 to March 2008
  • Recognized as a leader in the area of charities and not-for-profits in Canada by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2008. Terrance, Managing Partner of Carters Professional Corporation, has been recognized since 2004 and again in 2008 as one of the most frequently recommended practitioners in the area of charities and not-for-profits in Canada.
  • Recognized as a leader in his field. The National Post reported on the Estate and Trust Lawyer ratings from The Best Lawyers in Canada™, which included recognition of Terrance S. Carter as a leader in the field, with an emphasis in the area of Charities and Not-For-Profit.
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Education

  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • BA (Hons) McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association (Tax Exempt Section)
  • Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals 
  • Member, Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) 
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA) 
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association Disbursement Quota Reform Working Group 2008 and 2009 
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, CBA’s Legislation and Law Reform Committee reviewing Canada’s Anti-terrorism Legislation
  • Member, Charity Law Association (UK)
  • Member, Christian Legal Society, U.S.A.
  • Member, Faculty of the Phillip Kirsch Institute
  • Member, Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners
  • Member, Imagine Canada Charity Tax Tools and Imagine Canada Caring Company Program
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Washington, D.C.
  • Member, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG)
  • Member, International Committee on Planned Giving
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • Member, Uniform Law Conference of Canada’s Task Force on Uniform Fundraising Legislation
  • Past member Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA’s) Charities Advisory Committee
  • Past member, Institute of Corporate Directors, Peel Planning Committee
  • Past member, Technical Issues Committee of CRA’s Charities Directorate on behalf of the CBA Charity Law Section
  • Past Chair of CBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section
  • Past chair of OBA Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Sector
  • Past Director and Founding Member of the Christian Legal Fellowship
  • Former President of the Dufferin County Law Association
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