Pensions & Benefits (Band 2)
Practice Areas: Employee benefits, pensions and executive compensation. Advises private and public sector employers, Canadian and foreign consulting firms and financial institutions on cross-border, pension, tax, trust and benefit issues. Extensive experience in pension and benefits plan design, administration and ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements, and related investment, funding and custody arrangements.
Professional Memberships: Member of Association of Canadian Pension Management, Canadian Tax Foundation, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, American Bar Association, International Fiscal Association.
Career: Joined Blake, Cassels & Graydon 1988, Partner since 1992. Recognised in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011 as one of the leading pension and benefits lawyers in Canada, in the 2011 Federated Press Directory of Professionals as a distinguished contributor, PLC Which Lawyer? 2011, Canadian Who's Who and in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012 as a leading lawyer in employee benefits law.
Publications: Written and spoken across North America on a wide range of topics in the area of pensions (including related fiduciary, trust and custodial issues), employee benefits, executive compensation and related income tax issues.
Personal: Ontario Bar 1985; LLB, Queen's University 1983; BA, Queen's University 1980.