Lex Klombies

Senior Associate

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Lex advises charitable and not-for-profit corporations on corporate and regulatory compliance matters, including:

  • Advising on compliance with corporate legislation including the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) and Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)
  • Conducting governance reviews and preparing amendments to governing documents (e.g. articles, corporate and professional staff by-laws, board policies, committee terms of reference) in order to optimize high-quality governance functions and ensure consistency with governance best practices
  • Structuring and implementing integrations
  • Structuring contractual arrangements with foundations, auxiliaries, volunteer associations, research institutes and other similar entities to ensure long-term alignment while respecting legal separation
  • Negotiation of transfer payment agreements

Prior to joining BLG, Lex practiced at a boutique firm specializing in tax and corporate matters for charities and not-for-profits. She has been involved in numerous charitable registrations and Canada Revenue Agency audits of registered charities.


  • Significant mandates

    • Advised a national organization on a complex corporate compliance exercise impacting stakeholders across Canada
    • Supported a publicly funded charity in the matter of a contentious update to is governance structure
    • Advised Toronto-area health service providers in respect of an amalgamation

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, the Executive and Public Affairs Liason, Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Ontario Bar Association​
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • ​Member, Canadian Bar Association​

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, PRISME Conference (2024)
  • Board member, Women's Para Hockey of Canada (December 2023 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, LGBT+ law students’ society (OUT Law)
  • Volunteer, New Brunswick Nature Trust through Pro Bono Students Canada

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2019
  • JD, University of New Brunswick, 2018
  • BA, University of Calgary, 2014