Sylvie Lalonde

Counsel

Ottawa
SLalonde@blg.com
613.787.3723

Sylvie has a broad corporate practice within the non-profit sector and acts as an outside general counsel for several clients. She advises not-for-profit organizations and charities on a wide range of issues including corporate governance, transactions, incorporations, charitable registrations and drafting of agreements. Fluent in both French and English, Sylvie provides services to her clients in both official languages.

She serves clients who are leaders in a broad range of industries and sectors, including hospitals, professional associations, trade associations, post-secondary institutions, daycares, charitable organizations and foundations.

Experience

  • Reviewing and updating the constitution and by-laws, and governance structure of national not-for-profit organizations and charities.
  • Advising on board governance issues and directors’ fiduciary duties.
  • Advising regulated entities, such as hospitals and daycares, with respect to their amalgamation or integration activities.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Former Director and Vice-Chair (Governance and Nominations Committee), Bruyère Continuing Care
  • Former Director, The OutCare Foundation
  • Former Director and Board Chair, Les Services à l’enfance Grandir ensemble
  • Former Director, Ryan’s Well Foundation

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Health Care Law).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2001
  • LLB, University of Ottawa, 1999
  • B.Sc., University of Ottawa, 1996