Theresa L.M. Man joined Carters in 2001, becoming a partner in 2006, to practice in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, after having practiced at a law firm in Toronto and having been a sole practitioner in Markham for four years. Ms. Man is recognized as a leading expert in charity and not-for-profit law by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Ms. Man is an Executive Member of both the Charity and Not-for-Profit Sections of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association, is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, and has been actively involved with and is a legal advisor to numerous charities. She has been a speaker at various seminars, including the Annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar and seminars hosted by the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Imagine Canada (Charity Tax Tools), and the Ontario Tax Foundation, among others. Ms. Man has also written on charity and taxation issues for various publications, including The Lawyers Weekly, Briefly Speaking (of the Ontario Bar Association), The Philanthropist, Planned Giving Pulse, The Bottom Line, Canadian Fundraiser eNews, and Charity Law Bulletin.
Before embarking on the study of law, Ms. Man earned her Master of Music and partially completed doctoral studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. This has enabled her to serve as minister of music and organist in various churches in Regina, Saskatchewan and in the greater Toronto area.
Charity and not-for-profit law
LL.M. (Tax Law), Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1995
M. Mus., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1989
B.Sc. in Agriculture (with Distinction), University of Manitoba, 1985
Called To The Bar
Ontario Bar, 1997
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English