Albert Oosterhoff

CounselWEL PartnersWills, Trusts & Estates (Ontario)

Professor Albert Oosterhoff was called to the Ontario Bar in 1966 and practised in London with Shepherd, McKenzie, Plaxton, Little & Jenkins until 1968. He taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor from 1969 until 1972. He joined the Faculty of Law at Western University in 1972, where he held the positions of Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Dean (Administration) and Acting Dean. He was awarded the title "Professor Emeritus" on his retirement in 2005. From 2005 to 2013 he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. His texts and articles are cited regularly by all levels of the Canadian courts and the trusts and wills texts are widely used in Canadian Law Schools.

Professor Albert Oosterhoff holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Western University, and an LL.M. from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1966 and practised in London with Shepherd, McKenzie, Plaxton, Little & Jenkins until 1968. He taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor from 1969 until 1972. He joined the Faculty of Law at Western University in 1972, where he held the positions of Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Dean (Administration) and Acting Dean. He was awarded the title "Professor Emeritus" on his retirement in 2005. From 2005 to 2013 he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Albert's research and teaching interests are in wills and estates, trusts and property. He has written numerous articles, comments and books in those areas, regularly presents papers in continuing legal education programs and has written several reports and studies for the Ontario Law Reform Commission and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. He was an associate editor of the Dominion Law Reports and Canadian Criminal Cases from 1973 to 2007 and Associate Editor of Ontario Reports from 1973–1981 and 1983–1990. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Estates and Trusts Journal.

His texts and articles are cited regularly by all levels of the Canadian courts and the trusts and wills texts are widely used in Canadian law schools. His texts include: A. H. Oosterhoff and W. B. Rayner., Anger and Honsberger, Law of Real Property, 2nd ed. (Aurora: Canada Law Book, 1985); A.H. Oosterhoff, Robert Chambers and Mitchell McInnes, Oosterhoff on Trusts: Text, Commentary and Materials, 8th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2014); and A.H. Oosterhoff et al., Oosterhoff on Wills: Text, Commentary and Materials, 8th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2016).

Albert is counsel to WEL Partners and provides opinions to lawyers and law firms on issues in estates, wills, trusts and aspects of property law.

Albert enjoys singing. He also loves writing and making words on the page sing.

Education

  • Western University, B.A.
  • Western University, J.D.
  • University of Toronto, LL.M.

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1966

Associations

  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The Ontario Bar Association
  • The Ontario Bar Association – Wills and Trusts section
  • The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly