Oliver Hamilton’s versatile legal practice is focused on corporate law (including not-for-profits), commercial matters, real estate, succession planning, and estate law. His legal advice is soundly informed by his financial and technical knowledge, as well as analytic and practical business acumen acquired through international work in several industries garnered over 13 years prior to his legal career.
Prior to practising law, Oliver worked for over a decade in Canada and the U.S. in the energy and industrial materials sectors and international trade. He has worked as a management consultant conducting financial, marketing and risk analyses using complex statistical methods to provide advice to a variety of large and small companies. He holds a BA (economics/math) and an LLB from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Simon Fraser University. In addition, Oliver holds two professional designations: Fellow of Risk Management (FRM), Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).
Oliver has provided strategic guidance to the boards and executives of several not-for-profit societies and registered charities as clients and on a pro bono, volunteer basis. In the past, he has served as a director on the board of Habitat for Humanity (Greater Vancouver) and on the administration and finance committee of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster. He teaches a variety of subjects related to non-profit management, including charity law and governance, government relations, and financial management.