Heather Keachie

Heather Keachie

Partner

Heather Keachie
Contact Information

Heather Keachie

Partner


T 416.865.4017

F 416.865.6636

E hkeachie@grllp.com

Education

J.D., University of Toronto, 2009
M.A. (International Relations), University of Toronto, 2009
B.A. Hons. (Philosophy), University of King’s College, 2006
Bar Admission

Ontario Bar, 2011
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Heather practices primarily in the area of non-profit and charity law. She provides corporate and commercial services to her clients, and acts as general corporate counsel to charities and not-for-profits operating in Canada and internationally. Heather can assist with incorporation, continuance, charitable registration, dissolution, and general commercial services, and she regularly advises her clients on questions of governance, by-laws, regulatory compliance, and real estate matters.

Heather also maintains a general business practice, advising small and medium-sized businesses on both corporate and commercial matters, including corporate restructuring, contracts, transactional work, and commercial leasing. 

Heather began her legal career as a law clerk at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa, and subsequently taught law in The Gambia, West Africa before practicing for several years in a Toronto solicitor-side general practice. 

Heather has been volunteering for more than 10 years within the charitable and not-for-profit community in Toronto, and currently sits on several volunteer boards.

Expertise

Articles and Presentations

Professional Involvement
  • The Law Society of Ontario
  • Chair, 2019-2020, Ontario Bar Association, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Section
  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Section