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Victoria Prince

Victoria Prince

National Practice Group Leader, Corporate Commercial

Toronto
VPrince@blg.com
416.367.6648

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Victoria has a broad corporate practice, and often acts as an outside general counsel for clients. She advises for-profit and not-for-profit clients on a wide range of issues including corporate governance, restructurings, transactions, incorporations and the negotiation and drafting of agreements.

Many of her clients are leaders in a wide range of industries and sectors, including member and trade associations, post-secondary institutions, foundations and charities. 

She also advises on contests, advertising and marketing.

Within BLG, Victoria is the National Leader of the Corporate Commercial Group, National Leader of the Charities and Not-For-Profit Law Group.

Experience

  • Reviewing and revising the constitution, governance structure and strategic planning for national charities.
  • Assisting on unifications of organizations.
  • Guiding associations through contentious governance reviews.
  • Providing advice on succession planning.
  • Updating and developing updated policies and procedures for academic institutions.
  • Advising clients in a variety of industries on advertising to ensure legislative compliance.
  • Preparing and reviewing promotional contests for fulfilment houses as well as clients directly.
  • Advising multinationals on the establishment of businesses in Canada.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Past Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section
  • Member of the Executive, Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • President, Director and Administrator, The BLG Foundation
  • Secretary and Director, Kids Up Front (Toronto)
  • Secretary and Director, The Hammer Band – From Violence to Violins
  • Member, Women United Cultivation Committee, United Way of Greater Toronto
  • Former President and Director, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Canada

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recipient of the 2018 President's Award for outstanding contributions to the Canadian Society of Association Executive's Trillium Network
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Advertising and Marketing Law, Charities/Non-Profit Law and Privacy and Data Security Law)
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Charities/Non-Profits)
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Charities/Not-For-Profits)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® for Advertising & Marketing Law and Corporate Law (since 2013), Charities/Non-Profit Law and Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Recipient of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1987
  • Institute of Corporate Directors Governance Essentials Program for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations, 2008
  • LLB, Université de Toronto, 1984
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Université de Toronto, 1981