Karen M. Ethier Law Clerk

Speaks:  English

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0193

Fax: +1 613-788-3594

Email: karen.ethier@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa

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Karen M. Ethier

Karen Ethier is a law clerk in the business law group of Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Karen has over 25 years of corporate and commercial experience, including due diligence reviews, asset/share purchase and sale transactions, financings, corporate and tax re-organizations, not-for-profit incorporations and applications for charitable status, incorporation, amendments, dissolution, amalgamation, continuance, revivals, and extra-provincial registrations.

As a senior law clerk, Karen has extensive experience in drafting documents, managing transactional files, attending to closing transactions and preparing final reports. Karen enjoys maintaining a close working relationship with clients, accountants and legal counsel, which enables her to effectively manage a client's file on both a cost- and time-effective basis.

Karen is a member of Women for Mental Health, a philanthropic program supporting the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      Certified Expert in Corporate Law, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
  • 2002

    • Education
      Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, Fellowship
  • 1998

    • Education
      Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, Associate
  • 1979

    • Education
      Business Administration Diploma, Centennial College


  • Ottawa Association of Law Clerks, member of the Program Committee
  • The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
  • "Is Your Charitable Status In Jeopardy? What Registered Charities Need To Know About Continuing Under The New Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act," July 2013.
  • "Preparing for Canada's New Not-For-Profit Corporations Act," June 2011.

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