Esther S.J. Oh    B.A., LL.B.

 Esther S. J. Oh
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001 x276
Fax: (519) 942-0300
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001
Meeting Locations
(by appointment)
Toronto (416) 594-1616

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Esther S.J. Oh practices charity and not-for-profit law out of Carters' Orangeville office, became a partner in 2008, and is recognized as a leading expert in charity and not-for-profit law in Canada by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Her practice is primarily focused in the areas of charity and not-for-profit law matters, including incorporation and organization of charities and not-for-profits, chairitable status applications, corporate governance procedures, national and international corporate restructuring, governance disputes, dissolution, legal risk management reviews and child protection matters.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, Ms. Oh is a member of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and has written numerous articles on charity and not-for-profit legal issues, including incorporation and risk management. Ms. Oh has written articles for The Lawyer's Daily, for and the Charity & NFP Law Bulletin.  Ms. Oh is a regular speaker at the annual Church & Charity Law™ Seminar, and has been an invited speaker to the Canadian Bar Association, Imagine Canada and various other organizations.

Ms. Oh also has a broad range of volunteer experience with several charitable organizations and was formerly a board member and corporate secretary of a national umbrella organization, and a director at a local charity. 


Charity and Not-for-Profit Law


LL.B., Queen’s University, 2000
B.A. – Political Science Specialist, University of Toronto, 1997


Ontario Bar, 2002


English, as well as conversational French and Korean

SCC: Voluntary Association Membership Not Automatically Contractual
By Jacqueline M. Demczur, Esther S.J. Oh and Sean S. Carter. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 494, May 27, 2020.
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Government Responds to Recommendations of Senate Report on Charities & NFP Sector
By Terrance S. Carter and Esther S.J. Oh. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 491, April 17, 2021.
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Voluntary Association's Constitution and By-Laws Found to be Contractual
By Jacqueline M. Demczur and Esther S.J. Oh. Church Law Bulletin No. 57, January 30, 2020.
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BC Court Grants Oppression Remedy under Societies Act
By Esther S.J. Oh, in the May 2019 Charity & NFP Law Update
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Applying for Federal Incorporation and Charitable Status
By Esther S.J. Oh and Terrance S. Carter, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 446, April 25, 2019.
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Speaking Engagements
2021 Essential Charity and NFP Law Update
Presented by Esther S.J. Oh at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Essential Charity & NFP Law Update
Presented by Esther S.J. Oh at The 2020 Church & Charity Law Webinar.
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Drafting By-laws: Pitfalls to Avoid
Presented by Esther S.J. Oh at The 2018 Church & Charity Law Seminar
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Corporate Documents and Procedures to Help Avoid Governance Disputes
Presented by Esther S.J. Oh at The 2018 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Spring 2017 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
The Eight of a Series of Eight Webinars was held on June 22, 2017 with a session by Esther S.J. Oh entitled "Importance of Corporate Documents in Governance Disputes".
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