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, charitable 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. 

Lauguages: English, as well as conversational French and Korean

Education & Call To The Bar
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 2000
  • B.A. – Political Science Specialist, University of Toronto, 1997
  • Ontario Bar, 2002
Speaking Engagements & Seminar Materials
by Esther S.J. Oh

during the Annual Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Webinar on Nov 9, 2023.
by Robert Lefebvre

during the Annual Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Webinar on Nov 9, 2023.
Presented by Esther S.J. Oh at the Moving Forward with the ONCA: Understanding Key Provisions and Practical Tips Webinar on December 8, 2021