Victoria Prince

Victoria Prince

Associée

Toronto

Victoria has a broad corporate commercial practice, and often acts as an outside general counsel for clients. She advises for-profit and charity and not-for-profit clients on a wide range of issues including corporate governance, board issues, strategic transactions, and the negotiation and drafting of agreements. Victoria has signficant experience working with the education sector at all levels. She also works extensively with trade, professional and member associations.

Within BLG, Victoria is the National Leader of the Charities and Not-For-Profit Law Group, a member of the firm's Corporate Commercial, Corporate Governance and Education Groups and a member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative.

Victoria provides legal services through a Law Corporation.

Testimonials

Experience

  • Reviewing and revising the constitution, governance structure and strategic planning for national charities and not-for-profits.
  • Assisting on unifications of organizations.
  • Guiding associations through contentious governance reviews.
  • Working on public-private and public-public partnerships.
  • Providing advice on succession planning within organizations.
  • Updating and developing updated policies and procedures for academic institutions.
  • Advising clients in a variety of industries on advertising to ensure legislative compliance.

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)
  • Former Secretary and Director, The Hammer Band – From Violence to Violins

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Charities/Non-Profits (Nationwide))
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Charities/Not-For-Profits) and in the 2022 and 2020 edition for Corporate Mid-Market
  • Recipient of the 2018 President's Award for outstanding contributions to the Canadian Society of Association Executive's Trillium Network
  • Recognized as the 2023 'Lawyer of the Year' in Toronto by The Best Lawyers in Canada (Charities/Non-Profit Law)
  • Recognized and selected by peers for inclusion in the 2022 and previous editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Advertising and Marketing Law, Charities/Non-Profit Law and Privacy and Data Security Law, Corporate 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