Ryan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010 and joined Carters as an associate lawyer, becoming a partner in 2018, with a practice focus of providing corporate and tax advice to charities and non-profit organizations concerning incorporation, ongoing corporate compliance, anti-spam compliance, registration of charities, audits and internal appeals with Canada Revenue Agency, as well as the amalgamation and merger of charities. Ryan has been recognized as a leading expert in charity and not-for-profit law in Canada by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Ryan graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, in 2009. Prior to attending law school, Ryan graduated from Glendon College at York University, First Class, with a B.A. in History and a Certificate in Law and Social Thought. During his articles with Carters, Ryan acquired experience in the areas of charity and not- for-profit law, corporate/commercial law, civil litigation, wills and estates, and human rights law.

Ryan has co-authored papers for the Law Society of Ontario, and has written articles for The Lawyers Weekly, Hilborn:ECS eNews, and the Ontario Bar Association Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Section Newsletter, and has contributed to several Charity Law Bulletins and other publications on www.charitylaw.ca. Ryan has been a regular presenter at the annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar, Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up, Ontario Bar Association and Imagine Canada Sector Source.

Recognitions
   
 
Education & Call To The Bar
   
 
  • B.A. (First Class), York University, 2006
  • LL.B., University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 2009
  • Ontario Bar, 2010
Publications
   
 
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Esther S.J. Oh, Jennifer M. Leddy, Sean S. Carter, Adriel N. Clayton and Martin U. Wissmath. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 510, April 8, 2022.
By Terrance S. Carter and Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 499, Aug 25, 2021.
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Luis R. Chacin, and Sean S. Carter. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 492, April 17, 2021.
By Ryan M. Prendergast. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 482, January 28, 2021.
 
Speaking Engagements & Seminar Materials
   
 
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast at The 2022 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast at the Moving Forward with the ONCA: Understanding Key Provisions and Practical Tips Webinar on December 8, 2021
Presented by Ryan M. Prendergast at The 2021 Church & Charity Law Webinar.