Lex Klombies

Avocate principale

Ottawa
[email protected]
613.787.3508

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Lex advises charities and not-for-profits on corporate and commercial matters. A significant portion of her practice is advising Ontario public hospitals and other health service providers on corporate and regulatory compliance matters, including:

  • Advising on corporate compliance with Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) and the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA)
  • 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 within Ontario's health care system
  • 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

M&A Mandates

  • Advised Toronto-area health service providers in respect of an amalgamation.

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.

Beyond Our Walls

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

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

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2019
  • JD, Université du Nouveau-Brunswick, 2018
  • BA, Université de Calgary, 2014