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Jason R. Paquette is a pension and benefits lawyer with Toronto based Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso LLP. Jason advises clients on a range of pension plan design, funding and governance matters for pension plans in both the private and broader public sectors.

Jason has experience advising on leading edge joint governance initiatives as well as innovative retirement savings programs.

Jason's advice is informed by his past experience working in the Legal Services Branch of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and working for one of Canada’s largest public sector pension plans as well as his background in human resources management.


  • Richmond-Adelaide Centre
    130 Adelaide Street W., Suite 1005
    Toronto, ON M5H 3P5


  • Queen’s University, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2017
  • Ontario, 2017


  • Canadian Bar Association - Member, Pension and Benefits Law Section
  • Ontario Bar Association - Public Affairs Liaison, Pension and Benefits Law Section Executive
  • The Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits Law


  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2020-2023)

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Representative Work

  • Advises the employer sponsor of a newly established jointly sponsored pension plan and the associated governance and regulatory aspects of the consolidation of multiple single employer pension plans.
  • Provided advice to a resource company relating to its participation in an industry Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT).
  • Advised multiple clients in the negotiation of various pension and benefits service provider agreements such as Master Services Agreements, Investment Management Agreements and Administrative Services Only (ASO) Agreements.
  • Advised a large professional association in conjunction with its development and implementation of a retirement program for its 40,000 members, which includes a novel annuity purchase feature.
  • Advised several employers in their negotiations for the conversion of their existing defined benefit and hybrid registered pension plans to a newly created $10 billion multi-employer jointly sponsored pension plan, involving multiple unions and other interested stakeholders

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