Sean S. Carter   B.A., LL.B.

Sean S. Carter

Toronto Office
Tel: (416) 594-1616 ext 241
Fax: (416) 594-1209
Email: scarter@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001
Orangeville Office Meetings Available

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Toronto Office
Tel: (416) 594-1616 ext 403
Fax: (416) 594-1209
Email: hleblanc@carters.ca
Toll Free: (877) 942-0001
Orangeville Office Meetings Available

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Sean Carter is a partner with Carters and the head of the litigation practice group at Carters. Sean has broad experience in civil litigation and joined Carters in 2012 after having articled with and been an associate with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (Toronto office) for three years. Sean practices general civil, commercial and charity related litigation, as well as criminal appeals. Sean has been recognized as a leading expert in corporate and commercial litigation in Canada by The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Sean has experience in matters relating to commercial real estate, human rights and charter applications, construction liens, international arbitrations, quasi-criminal and regulatory matters, proceedings against public authorities and the enforcement of foreign judgments. Sean also gained valuable experience as a research assistant at Carters writing on anti-terrorism law, including publications in The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, The Lawyers Weekly, Charity Law Bulletin and the Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert. As well, Sean has considerable volunteer experience, including being co-chair of the Human Rights Watch Canada - International Justice Circle, National Advocacy Committee and Toronto Network.

PRACTICE AREAS:

General Civil, Commercial and Charity Related Litigation, and Criminal Appeals.

EDUCATION:

LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008

B. A., University of Toronto, 2005

CALLED TO THE BAR:

Ontario Bar, 2009

 

 

Recent Decisions
Application Successful in Upholding Contested Removal of Directors from Charity
Application Successful in Upholding Contested Removal of Directors from Charity. June 16, 2021
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Successful Divisional Court Appeal Overturns Trial Court Ruling Against Non Profit
Successful Divisional Court Appeal Overturns Trial Court Ruling Against Non Profit. February 14, 2020
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Settlement for Charity Successfully Enforced, with Costs
Settlement for Charity Successfully Enforced, with Costs, Despite Defendant's (former lawyer) Dispute with LawPro. October 28, 2019.
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Appeal Successfully Dismissed with Costs
Appeal Successfully Dismissed with Costs on Application to Force Sale of Land Owned by Charity. June 18, 2019
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Application to Force Sale of Land
Application to Force Sale of Land Successfully Defended: Application against Charity Dismissed with Costs. July 3, 2018.
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Court Completely Dismisses Unique Case
Court Completely Dismisses Unique Case Against Charity's Directors and Officer: Application Under Charities Accounting Act Successfully Rebutted with Large Cost Award in Favour of Respondents. March 27, 2018. Judgement on Application Endorsement on Costs
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Motion to Exclude Litigant
Motion to Exclude Litigant Successfully Ordered With Costs, October 26, 2017.
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Human Rights Claim
Human Rights Claim by Former Employee Successfully Defended, July 5, 2017.
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Motion to Strike
Motion to Strike - Pleading Successfully Defended and Costs Ordered, May 15, 2017.
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Application under the Charities Accounting Act
Application under the Charities Accounting Act successfully dismissed and costs ordered against the applicants - Endorsement, Oct 26, 2015.
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Application under the Charities Accounting Act
Application under the Charities Accounting Act successfully dismissed and costs ordered against the applicants - Order, Oct 26, 2015.
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Costs awarded
Costs awarded against director of corporation (non-litigant) - corporate veil pierced, May 26, 2014.
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Publications
Bank De-Risking Frustrates Humanitarian Aid for Countries in Need
By Terrance S. Carter, Nancy E. Claridge and Sean S. Carter. Anti-Terrorism and Charity Law Alert No. 49, Auugust 25, 2021.
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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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FEDERAL BUDGET 2021: Impact on Charities and Not-for-Profits
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.
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COURT OF APPEAL Confirms Innocent Misrepresentation by Diocese
By Sean S. Carter, Litigation Bulletin No. 9, November 26, 2020.
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Ontario Bill Proposes to Limit Liability From COVID-19
By Terrance S. Carter and Sean S. Carter. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 478, October 29, 2020.
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Speaking Engagements
Managing Sexual Abuse Claims: The New Reality for Churches & Charities
Presented by Sean S. Carter and Esther S.J. Oh at The 2020 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Managing Sexual Abuse Claims: The New Reality for Churches & Charities
Presented by Sean S. Carter and Esther S.J. Oh at The 2019 Church & Charity Law Seminar.
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Lessons Learned From Claims to the Courtroom
Presented by Kenneth Hall & Sean S. Carter at The 2019 Charity & NFP Law Seminar
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Lessons Learned From Claims to the Courtroom
Presented by Kenneth Hall and Sean S. Carter at The 2018 Church & Charity Law Seminar.
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Youth Programs: Identifying and Managing the Risks
Presented by Sean S. Carter at The 2017 Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
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