Oliver Ho

Oliver Ho

Contact Information

Principal Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Estate and Surrogate Court Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Builders’ and Specialized Liens
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Pension Litigation
  • Administrative Tribunal Hearings

Born and raised in Calgary, Oliver is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He was conferred his B.A. and LL. B concurrently in 2002, and his MBA in 2016.

After articling and working as an associate with a large national firm, Oliver joined Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP, with whom he has worked for over a decade. During his years in practice, Oliver has had the opportunity to defend physicians and now advances professional negligence claims. In addition, significant portions of Oliver's practice include corporate and commercial litigation (including construction and real estate litigation, and insolvency and restructuring work), administrative law including securities hearings, and class action lawsuits. Oliver has worked extensively with and for clients of all sizes from individuals, private companies and public companies with international operations. While he has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Oliver's pragmatic approach to resolving clients' disputes has assisted his clients in achieving both effective and efficient solutions.

Oliver served four years (2002-2005) as an elected member of the Senate of the University of Calgary, and was a member of the selection committee for the first Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He has also been a regular interviewer facilitating the admissions process for the medical school at the University of Calgary. Oliver is also a member of the Board of Directors for both the Youth Singers of Calgary and the Legal Archives Society of Alberta.

Oliver has been a volunteer judge for various University of Calgary Faculty of Law moot teams, is a volunteer judge and evaluator for the CPLED articling program, a coach for various high school debate teams, and a judge for the Canadian Bar Association Law Day Trial Competition.

Oliver is also a sessional instructor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

Having competed for the University of Calgary as a member of the Varsity Track & Field Team, Oliver has continued to fulfill his interest in athletics by competing in triathlons and marathons. Oliver is also an accomplished musician having been recognized in national and international competitions. Oliver's ensembles have released a number of albums and have performed concert tours on five continents. Presently, Oliver sings and plays keyboard for the firm's band, the Advo-Cats, who have recorded no albums and have performed on only one continent.

Charity & Extra-Curricular Activities

  • University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Admissions Interviewer
  • Pro Bono Law Alberta volunteer lawyer
  • CPLED Evaluator
  • Practice Judge for University of Calgary Faculty of Law Moot Teams
  • Canadian Bar Association Law Day Trial Competition Judge
  • Member of the Legal Archives Society of Alberta Board of Directors
  • Member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Advocacy & Policy Committee
  • Member of the Youth Singers of Calgary Board of Directors
Please contact Oliver Ho at hoo [at] jssbarristers [dot] ca if you are interested in receiving a copy of any of the following:
  • Author and Presenter, "Law Firm Mergers Among Canadian Law Firms; The Effect on Lawyer Retention", a Thesis for the University of Calgary, September 7, 2016.
  • Author and Presenter, "Latent and Patent Defects", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Residential Real Estate Law Subsection , Calgary, Alberta, September 9, 2015.
  • Author and Presenter, "CCAA Primer - Staying Involved When Your Client Needs It Most", for client presentation, March 11, 2015.
  • Author and Presenter, "Preparing for Trial under the New Rules of Court", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Personal Injury (South) Subsection, Calgary, Alberta, December 6, 2011.
  • Author and Presenter, "Comparison of Sections of Old Rules of Court and New Rules of Court", for the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, Civil Litigation (North) Subsection, Edmonton, Alberta, November 15, 2011.
  • Author, "Expropriation Handbook, Regarding: Expropriation Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. E-13"
  • Author and Presenter, "Proving Causation in Medical Negligence Cases", for the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, December 2007.
  • Co-Author with John Ramsay, QC, "Bill 44 - Personal Information Protection Act, Alberta's Private Sector Privacy Legislation: The Impact on Your Business".
  • Co-Author with Clark Roberts, "The Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Procedure and Decisions".
  • Author on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Privacy Legislation Working Group "Submissions Regarding the Development of Providing Sector Privacy Legislation".
  • Author, "Alberta, Personal Information Protection Act, a Summary and Comparisons to PIPEDA".
  • Contributor, "British Columbia, Personal Information Protection Act, a Summary and Comparison to PIPEDA".
  • Author, "Personal Information Protection Act, a Comparison Between Alberta's and British Columbia's Privacy Legislation".

何明奧律師在卡加里出生長大,并畢業於卡加里大學。何律师於2002年同時獲得文學學士學位和法學學士學位,隨後於2016年獲得工商管理碩士學位。

何律師在一家大型全國律師事務所完成實習期並工作幾年後加入了JSS律師事務所,至今已在此工作了超過十年。何律師在執業期間曾多次為醫師辯護,如今在職業過失糾紛領域亦有所專長。此外,何律師的主要執業領域還包括公司和商業訴訟(包括建築和房地產訴訟、破產重組等)、行政法(包括證券聽證)、以及集體訴訟。何律師曾為各種規模的客戶提供過專業諮詢服務,從個人,到私人公司,再到擁有海外運營的公眾公司。何律師也曾代表眾多客戶處理在阿爾伯塔省的各級法院和英屬哥倫比亞省最高法院的訴訟,并從務實的角度為客戶提供了有效且高效的爭議解決方案。

何律師曾被選舉為卡加里大學參議員,任期四年(2002年至2005年),並曾是卡加里大學獸醫系首位院長推選委員會的一員,還曾擔任卡加里大學醫學院錄取程序的常任面試官。此外,何律師目前還同時擔任卡加里青年歌手和阿爾伯塔法律檔案協會的董事會成員。

何律師曾擔任卡加里大學法學院模擬法庭的志願者法官,如今擔律師資格課(CPLED)實習項目的職員執法官和評審員、多個高中辯論隊的教練以及加拿大律師協會法律日庭審大賽評委。

何律師還兼任卡加里大學Haskayne商學院的臨時講師。

作為一名校田徑隊隊員,何律師曾代表卡加里大學進行比賽。目前,通過在鐵人三項和馬拉松領域的競賽,何律師仍在持續實現他對體育的熱愛。此外,何律師還是一位頗有成就的音樂家,在各種全國和國際競賽中都曾獲得過獎項。何律師的樂團已發布過一張專輯,並曾在五大洲的音樂會上巡演。目前,何律師是本所樂隊 Anton Piller and the Shredders的主唱兼鍵盤手,該樂隊目前尚未發行任何專輯,且只在一個大洲表演過。

何律師的工作語言為英語和粵語。

志願工作

  • 卡加里大學醫學院錄取面試官
  • 阿爾伯塔法律援助律師
  • CPLED評審員
  • 卡加里大學法院模擬法庭法官
  • 加拿大法律協會法律日庭審競賽評委
  • 阿爾伯塔法律檔案協會董事會成員
  • 加拿大亞洲律師聯盟協會成員
  • 卡加里青年歌手董事會成員

主要執業領域

  • 公司和商業訴訟 專營訴訟
  • 遺囑和遺產
  • 個人傷害
  • 留置權糾紛
  • 房地產訴訟
  • 職業準則和職業過失
  • 破產和重組
  • 養老金訴訟
  • 行政法

語言

  • 普通話
  • 英語