As a pension and benefits lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, Stephanie advises employers, plan administrators and service providers on all regulatory, governance, compliance and tax matters affecting pension, retirement and group benefit plans as well as incentive plans and compensation matters and cross-border issues.
Stephanie is Chair of the firm’s Pension, Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group.
Stephanie has recently advised on EI top-up plans, buy-in annuity purchases, delegated investment mandates, plan mergers and asset transfers and pension and benefits issues arising out of a corporate spin-off. She represented an employer in the negotiation and establishment of a jointly-sponsored pension plan in a unionized environment and is currently advising on the negotiation and implementation of Employee Life and Health Trusts. She frequently assists pension plan administrators with managing the issues arising out of pension division following marriage breakdown and has advised on pension and benefit issues in corporate insolvencies. Stephanie has appeared before the Financial Services Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
She is currently the co-chair of the firm’s United Way campaign and has climbed the CN Tower several times in less than 18 minutes.