Mary Picard practices employee pensions and benefits law as a member of the employment and labour law group in Dentons’ Toronto office.
Over the past 30 years Mary has practiced exclusively in the area of pensions and benefits law. She is a well-known and respected advisor of Canadian pension plan sponsors, and has been consulted by federal and provincial governments for policy advice regarding changes to pension law. She has assisted large and small employers, in both the private and public sectors, in their dealings with various players in the pension arena including pension regulators, unions, consulting firms, trustees, actuaries and auditors. Mary has extensive experience with difficult pension issues in restructurings, and on the purchase and sales of businesses. She has special expertise regarding multi-employer pension plans.
Mary is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Employee Benefits Law. She is also recognized by Chambers Global in the area of Pensions and Employee Benefits and by Legal 500 Canada in the area of Labor and Employment. She publishes extensively on the topic of pensions and benefits and is frequently asked to speak before numerous organizations on the matter.