Gilbert + Tobin has assisted to spin SBCF out from Chris O’Brien Lifehouse into a newly established separate legal entity and registered charity. G+T assisted with all aspects of the transfer, as well as incorporation of the new public company limited by guarantee, its registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and endorsement as a deductible gift recipient.
SBCF is dedicated to raising awareness and funds in support of people with breast cancer. Initially commencing operations in 1995, SBCF works to improve the early detection of breast cancer and the quality of life and survival rates of breast cancer patients.
Charities + Social Sector Partner, Darren Fittler and Senior Lawyer, Elizabeth Lathlean, who led the process said: “It has been a privilege to work with the SBCF team on this journey and we are excited to see how they continue to grow and make a difference in an area that impacts the lives of so many people.”
Deborah West, founding Board Member of the SBCF said “The SBCF is thrilled to be operating as a standalone registered charity while continuing to support Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and other breast cancer initiatives. We could not have achieved this without the hard work and dedication of the Charities + Social Sector Team at Gilbert +Tobin. Their guidance and advice through this process was invaluable and helped us navigate complex legal issues, while allowing us to continue to focus on our mission of supporting breast cancer patients and their families. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Gilbert + Tobin.”
Darren and Elizabeth were supported by lawyer, Karla Dunbar and specialists throughout the firm.