James Chang

James Chang

Associate, Taxation

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.4221



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2019


  • University of Toronto, J.D.
  • University of Waterloo, M.Acc.
  • University of Waterloo, B.Math.


English, Korean

James maintains a developing practice in tax law with an emphasis on corporate income tax planning.

James graduated from the J.D. program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he received several academic prizes in subjects relating to tax law. He obtained his Bachelor of Mathematics and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Waterloo. Prior to attending law school, James worked as a manager at an international accounting firm in its corporate tax department. James is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

James joined Osler as a summer student in 2017 and completed his articles with the firm in 2018-2019.

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  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Corporate Taxation, 2018
  • Thorsteinssons Prize for achievement in taxation courses, 2018
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Taxation, 2017
  • Newton Rowell Scholarship, 2015

  • Korean Legal Clinic, Board Member, 2019-Present
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, Senior Editor, 2015-2018
  • Students’ Law Society, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Treasurer, 2016-2018
  • Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), Volunteer, 2015-2016

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
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  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
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  • CFA Institute
  • CFA Society Toronto
  • Korean Canadian Lawyers Association