Recognized in:Employee Benefits Law
Law School:University of Toronto
Location:100 King Street West1 First Canadian PlaceSuite 6200, P.O. Box 50Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
- University of Toronto, LL.B
- University of Western Ontario, BA
- Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada
- Canadian Bar Association - Member
- Ontario Bar Association - Member
- The Advocates’ Society - Member
- Toronto Lawyers Association - Member
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for work in:
- Employee Benefits Law
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Repeatedly Recommended, Pensions and Employee Benefits
- General Motors of Canada Limited in General Motors of Canada Limited v. Abrams, a class action concerning changes to post-retirement health care benefits and the creation of a health care trust. Also represented General Motors in a court application that obtained approval for a plan to distribute surplus funds under a group life insurance program .
- Towers Watson (formerly Watson Wyatt) in a court application which permitted rectification of pension plan language for the first reported time in Canada: Kraft Canada Inc. v. Pitsadiotis . Also representing Towers Watson in its defence of professional negligence claims in Morneau Shepell Ltd. v. Towers Watson .
- Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Medland v. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan , and various other court and regulatory proceedings.
- Marine Atlantic Inc. in a successful appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal which held that the federal pension legislation does not require distribution of surplus upon a partial plan termination notwithstanding the Monsanto decision: Cousins v. Marine Atlantic Inc. .
- OMERS in its successful appeal at the Ontario Court of Appeal addressing the disclosure obligations of employers and pension plan administrators when changes are under consideration: Hembruff v. OMERS Board . Also acted for OMERS in two cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal relating to entitlements to pension surplus arising in ongoing pension funds; Police Retirees of Ontario Inc. v. OMERS,  andToronto (Metropolitan) Police Services Board v. OMERS, .
- Counsel in a number of cases where negligence has been alleged against pension plan actuaries and/or consulting firms; in some cases defending, in other cases counsel for plaintiff.
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation defending a class action commenced on behalf of pensioners relating to an alleged commitment by the company to share surplus funds with pensioners on an ongoing basis .
- Sybron Canada in its successful application to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for a declaration of its ownership of surplus under the pension instruments: Sybron Canada Limited .
- Representing numerous clients defending wrongful dismissal actions and other employer related litigation.
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