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BENNETT JONES LLP
Susan G. Seller, Partner; 3400 First Canadian Place, Box 130, Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
PH: 416-777-5638
Fax: 416-863-1716
eMail: sellersg@bennettjones.com
Web: www.bennettjones.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 4
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Susan G. Seller; Mariette Matos
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 2000

BLAKE, CASSELS & GRAYDON LLP
Kathryn M. Bush, Partner; 199 Bay St., Ste. 4000, Commerce Court W., Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
PH: 416-863-2633
Fax: 416-863-2653
eMail: kathryn.bush@blakes.com
Web: www.blakes.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 16
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Kathryn Bush, Jeremy Forgie, Caroline Helbronner, Elizabeth Boyd, Jeffrey Sommers; Calgary - Sean Maxwell; Montreal - Natalie Bussière; Vancouver - Bill Maclagan
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1984
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Acted on many mergers and acquisitions. Advised on a number of significant governance matters.

BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP
Andrew Harrison, Partner; 22 Adelaide St. W., Ste. 3400, Toronto, ON M5H 4E3
PH: 416-367-6046
Fax: 416-367-6749
eMail: aharrison@blg.com
Web: blg.com/en/Expertise/PensionsAndBenefits
Canadian Cities with Offices: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 15
Key Members of Practice: Vancouver - Steve Winder; Calgary - Duncan Marsden; Toronto - Andrew Harrison, Sonia Mak, Markus Kremer; Scott McEvoy, James Fu Ottawa - Pamela Cross; Montreal - Frederic Masse, Marie Garel
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: Before 1985
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Plan restructuring (conversion, freeze, merger, de-merger, wind-up); investment rule changes; compliance of registered plan products; de-risking; corporate M&A and financing transactions; funding and insolvency

DAVIES WARD PHILLIPS & VINEBERG
Jessica Bullock, Partner; 155 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
PH: 416-863-5503
Fax: 416-863-0871
eMail: jbullock@dwpv.com
Web: www.dwpv.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Montreal

DENTONS CANADA LLP
Mary Picard, Partner; 77 King St. W., Ste. 400, TD Centre, Toronto, ON M5K 0A1
PH: 416-863-4469
Fax: 416-863-4592
eMail: mary.picard@dentons.com
Web: www.dentons.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 5
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Mary Picard, Heather Di Dio, Aiwen Xu. Vancouver - Scott Sweatman and Taylor Buckley
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: Over 30 years
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Advised on several complex pension plan mergers involving plans registered in multiple jurisdictions; business and legal advice implementing unique de-risking investment strategies for two multi-million defined benefit pension plans; guided the directors of several non-profit related companies on pension governance and wind-up issues in the context of insolvencies of some participating employers; reorganization/merger of a Fortune 500 company’s pension plans and asset related transfers from that company to an unrelated corporation; acted as arbitrator for a major BC public sector pension plan dispute; on behalf of management, successfully negotiated with local union representatives for the establishment of one of the largest Employee Life and Health Trusts in British Columbia; acted as board counsel for large, national, not-for-profit charitable organization advising on unique treatment of pension liabilities for insolvent related employers under the CCAA.

FASKEN MARTINEAU DUMOULIN LLP
Peggy A. McCallum, Partner; 333 Bay St., Ste. 2400, Toronto, ON M5H 2T6
PH: 416-865-4372
Fax: 416-364-7813
eMail: pmccallum@fasken.com
Web: www.fasken.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 18
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Peggy McCallum, Ross Gascho Richard Johnston; Montreal - Dominique Monet; Vancouver - Darrell Wickstrom, Lorene Novakowski; Ottawa - Peggy McCallum, Dominique Monet
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1985
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Represented a national grocery chain in pension wind up litigation; Successfully defended a bank affiliate in a claim by a former employee concerning investment losses following transfer of the member's pension to a RRSP; represent a national energy company in ongoing pension governance litigation; represent a large municipality in ongoing litigation concerning the merger of municipal pension plans; extensive advice on de-risking and plan reorganizations and mergers

FILLMORE RILEY LLP
Jody S. Langhan, Partner & Chair of Pension & Benefits Group; 1700-360 Main St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3
PH: 204-957-8311
Fax: 204-954-0311
eMail: jslanghan@fillmoreriley.com
Web: www.fillmoreriley.com
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 5
Key Members of Practice: J. Michael J. Dow, E. Beth Eva, Cy M. Fien, Jody S. Langhan, Lindsay R. Martens
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1999
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Client matters are confidential.

GOLDBLATT PARTNERS LLP
Susan Philpott, Partner; 20 Dundas St. W., Ste. 1039, Toronto, ON M5G 2C2
PH: 416-979-6417
eMail: sphilpott@goldblattpartners.com
Web: www.goldblattpartners.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Toronto, Ottawa
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 7
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Simon Archer, Darrell Brown, Clio Godkewitsch, Doug LeFaive, Susan Philpott.; Ottawa - Fiona Campbell
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1980

GOODMANS LLP
John Alton, Partner, Pension, Benefits & Compensation Group; Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay St., Ste. 3400, Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
PH: 416-597-4101
Fax: 416-979-1234
eMail: jalton@goodmans.ca
Web: www.goodmans.ca
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 7
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - John Alton, Monique McAlister, Gale Rubenstein
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1985

GOWLING WLG (CANADA) LLP
Dan Hayhurst, Partner; 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., Ste. 1600, Toronto, ON M5X 1G5
PH: 416-369-4635
Fax: 416-862-7661
eMail: daniel.hayhurst@gowlingwlg.com
Web: www.gowlingwlg.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Montreal, Ottawa, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary, Vancouver
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 10
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Dan Hayhurst, Cliff Prophet; Montreal - Pierre Pilote, Elisabeth Gauthier; Calgary - David Corry
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1990

HATCH LAW
Shawn Hatch, Legal Advisor; 1000-355 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8
PH: 604-608-6150
eMail: shawn@hatchlaw.ca
Web: www.hatchlaw.ca
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 1
Key Members of Practice: Vancouver - Shawn Hatch
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1979
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Involved in first BC Target Benefit Plan conversion under new PBSA. Appointed as counsel to three new jointly trusteed public sector health care benefit plans.

HICKS MORLEY HAMILTON STEWART STORIE LLP
Elizabeth M. Brown, Partner & Chair of the Pension, Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group; 77 King St. W., 39th Floor, Box 371, TD Centre, Toronto, ON M5K 1K8
PH: 416-864-7210
Fax: 416-362-3680
eMail: elizabeth-brown@hicksmorley.com
Web: hicksmorley.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, London, Kingston
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 11
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Elizabeth M. Brown, Jordan N. Fremont, Stephanie J. Kalinowski, Terra L. Klinck, John A. Prezioso, Natasha D. Monkman, Alyson M. Frankie, Paul A. Migicovsky, Adrian J. Scotchmer; Ottawa - Lisa J. Mills, Gabrielle Fortier-Cofsky
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1995
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Acting as lead pension/benefits counsel to Stelco on the Stelco CCAA restructuring, which involves numerous registered pension plans, approximately $3 billion in pension assets, retiree benefits issues and supplementary pension plans issues, to name a few of the pension and benefits matters at issue in this restructuring. Stelco filed for protection under the CCAA in September of 2014 and the restructuring is ongoing.

KAPLAN LAW
Ari Kaplan, Principal; 393 University Ave., Ste. 2000, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6
PH: 416-565-4656
Fax: 416-352-1544
eMail: ari@kaplanlaw.ca
Web: kaplanlaw.ca
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 1

LANGLOIS LAWYERS, LLP
Tina Hobday, Partner; 1250 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., 20th Floor, Montreal, QC H3B 4W8
PH: 514-282-7816
Fax: 514-845-6573
eMail: tina.hobday@langlois.ca
Web: www.langlois.ca
Canadian Cities with Offices: Montreal, Quebec City
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 6
Key Members of Practice: Montreal and Quebec City: Tina Hobday, Geneviève Beaudin, François LeBel
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Represented Yellow Pages at all levels of court, including the SCC (validity of different plans based on date of hire). Also represented Nestlé Canada at the Quebec Superior Court and Court of Appeal (need for consent of employer to be withdrawn from a multi-employer pension plan)

LAVERY, DE BILLY
Francois Parent, Partner; 1 Place Ville Marie, Ste. 4000, Montreal, QC H3B 4M4
PH: 514-871-1522
Fax: 514-871-8977
eMail: fparent@lavery.ca
Web: lavery.ca
Canadian Cities with Offices: Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 4
Key Members of Practice: Brittany Carson, Francois Parent, Guy Lemay, Evelyne Verrier
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1975

LAWSON LUNDELL LLP
Ken Burns, Partner; 1600, 925 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2
PH: 604-685-3456
Fax: 604-669-1620
eMail: kburns@lawsonlundell.com
Web: www.lawsonlundell.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Calgary, Kelowna, Yellowknife
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 8
Key Members of Practice: Vancouver - Murray Campbell, Ken Burns, Lisa Chamzuk; Calgary - Michael Wolpert
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1992
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Assisting clients in developing solvency reserve accounts; drafting target benefit provisions; defending pension funds in complex litigation surrounding plan interpretation; developing pension governance & compliance solutions; assisting clients in executing buy-in & buy-out annuity purchases.

MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT
Randy Bauslaugh, Partner; 66 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON M5K 1E6
PH: 416-601-7695
eMail: rbauslaugh@mccarthy.ca
Web: www.mccarthy.ca
Canadian Cities with Offices: Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 9
Key Members of Practice: Canada - Randy Bauslaugh, Greg Winfield, Lorraine Allard, Donovan Plomp, Shana Wolch, Hillary Laidlaw, Dana Peebles
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: c.1950
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Acted for Nortel Pension administrator in settling division of assets in world-wide insolvency proceedings; advised Spectra Energy on pension aspects of sale of its natural gas business; advised Oxford Properties on PBA compliance aspects of its $20 billion co-investment in Hudson Yards re-development in Manhattan; acted for Brewers Retail in pension class action

MCINNES COOPER
Hugh Wright, CEO and Managing Partner; 1300 - 1969 Upper Water St., Halifax, NS B2J 2V1
PH: 902-425-6500
Fax: 902-425-6350
eMail: hugh.wright@mcinnescooper.com
Web: www.mcinnescooper.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, St. John's
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 8
Key Members of Practice: Halifax - Hugh Wright; Charlottetown - Kiersten Amos
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1990

MILLER THOMSON LLP
Kim Ozubko, Partner; 40 King St. W., Ste. 5800, Toronto, ON M5H 3S1
PH: 416-597-4338
Fax: 416-595-8665
eMail: kozubko@millerthomson.com
Web: millerthomson.com/pensionsandbenefits
Canadian Cities with Offices: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham, Vaughan, Montreal
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 6
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Kim Ozubko; Montreal - Francois Garneau

NEWTON HR LAW
Mark Newton, Founder; 8 Waterloo Ct., Thornhill, ON L3T 6L9
PH: 416-846-6855
eMail: mnewton@newtonhrlaw.com
Web: www.newtonhrlaw.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Markham, Ottawa
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 1
Key Members of Practice: Markham - Mark Newton
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 2014 (since 1983 in previous firms)
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Pension freezes, plan wind-ups, plan mergers, asset transfers involving 12 pension plans across Canada for a plan sponsor and its affiliates, spin-off of a university pension plan, merger of health and welfare trusts; co-chair of Osgoode six-day Certificate in pension law program; speaker at China Pension Forum; member of Canadian Bar Association Governance Transition Task Force and Chair of Sections Team

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT CANADA LLP
Martin Rochette, Senior Partner; 1 Place Ville Marie, Ste. 2500, Montreal, QC H3B 1R1
PH: 514-847-4430
Fax: 514-286-5474
eMail: martin.rochette@nortonrosefulbright.com
Web: www.nortonrosefulbright.com/ca
Canadian Cities with Offices: Quebec, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 3
Key Members of Practice: Quebec & Montreal - Martin Rochette
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1991
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Assisting major employers with respect to solvency pension relief and pension de-risking measures

OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT LLP
Paul Litner, Partner; Box 50, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON M5X 1B8
PH: 416-862-4730
Fax: 416-862-6666
eMail: plitner@osler.com
Web: www.osler.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 231
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Paul Litner, Jana Steele, Tony Devir, Doug Rienzo, Anna Zalewski, Jon Marin, Aatifa Ibrahim, Brenda Carson (Documentation Consultant); Cross-appointed: Litigation - Brett Ledger, David Stamp, Chris Naudie, Alex Cobb, Craig Lockwood, Kevin O'Brien; Tax - Jack Silverson, Dov Begun; Securities/Corporate Finance - John Black; Calgary - Cross-appointed: Labour & Employment - Damian Rigolo; Montreal - Julien Ranger-Musiol
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1962
1 - including cross appointments

PIERLOT PENSION LAW
James Pierlot, Principal; 2200 - 181 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5H 3M7
PH: 416-642-2046
Fax: 416-363-7875
eMail: james@pierlot.ca
Web: www.pierlot.ca
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 1
Key Members of Practice: James Pierlot
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 2011
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Chair, Legal Advisory Committee, Financial Services Committee of Ontario Past-Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Pension & Benefits Section; Member, Executive Committee, Canadian Bar Association Pension & Benefits Committee; Course Leader, HRPA Pension Plan Certificate Program Instructor, Humber College Pension Plan Administration Course

PINK LARKIN
Ronald A Pink QC, Managing Partner; 1463 S. Park St., #201, Halifax, NS B3J 3L1
PH: 902-423-7777
eMail: rpink@Pinklarkin.com
Web: www.pinklarkin.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Fredericton
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 4
Key Members of Practice: Halifax - Ronald Pink, Bettina Quistgaard, Balraj Dosanjh; Fredericton - Joel Michaud
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1975
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: represention of plans in NS, NB and Nfld in CCAA and governance review matters

PITBLADO LAW
J.R.A. (Judy) Payne, Partner; 2500 - 360 Main St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4H6
PH: 204-956-0560
Fax: 204-957-0227
eMail: payne@pitblado.com
Web: www.pitblado.com/
Canadian Cities with Offices: Winnipeg, Arborg
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 6
Key Members of Practice: Winnipeg - Pensions and Benefits: J.R.A. (Judy) Payne, Rodney E. Shannon; Benefits: Tracey L. Epp, William S. Gardner, Benjamin R. Hecht, Matthew T. Duffy
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1988
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Pension - Review DB and DC Plans for legislative compliance; preparation of CAPSA compliant governance documentation; reviews of MUPPs & their eligibility & winding up issues; consultations with plan members regarding administrator negligence claims; counselling employers with respect to enrollment disputes with plan administrators; corresponding with the Manitoba Pension Commission with respect to enrollment issues, requests for orders relating to employee record disclosures & privacy issues: Benefits - Eligibility issues, LTD disputes for both members & insurers

STEIN MONAST L.L.P.
Martin Roy, Partner; 70 Dalhousie St., #300, Québec, QC G1K 4B2
PH: 418-529-6531
Fax: 418-523-5391
eMail: martin.roy@steinmonast.ca
Web: www.steinmonast.ca
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 2
Key Members of Practice: Martin Roy, André Johnson
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1988
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Worked on several complex issues regarding municipal employees defined benefit pension plans

STEWART MCKELVEY
Peter McLellan, Partner; 900 - 1959 Upper Water St., Box 997, Halifax, NS B3J 2X2
PH: 902-420-3200
Fax: 902-420-1417
eMail: pmclellan@stewartmckelvey.com
Web: www.stewartmckelvey.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown, St. John's
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 11
Key Members of Practice: Halifax - Peter McLellan, Level Chan; Saint John - Paul Smith
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1990
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Advice on the conversion of DB pension plans to shared risk or target benefit plans in the private & public sectors; advice on DB pension plan 'freezes' for employers in the resource & manufacturing sectors; advice on labour, employment, pension & benefits matters in mergers and acquisitions, including in the entertainment & manufacturing sectors; conversion of University Plan to jointly sponsored, litigation re shared risk plans in New Brunswick, Collective Bargaining - strategic advice for four large private sector DB pension plans; school board arbitration respecting ability of employer ; advice & defence of class action on changes to retiree benefits in the education sector; advice on plan investments & negotiation of investment management agreements & other agreements with third-party service providers

STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP
Andrea Boctor, Partner, Head of the National Pensions & Benefits Practice Group; Ste. 5300, Commerce Court W., 199 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5L 1B9
PH: 416-869-5500
Fax: 416-947-0866
eMail: aboctor@stikeman.com
Web: www.stikeman.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 4
Key Members of Practice: Toronto - Andrea Boctor; Montreal - Michel Legendre
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1987
Significant Pension and Benefit Actions in 2016: Counsel to IMCO;Counsel to Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in its insolvency proceedings and pension restructuring; counsel to Eckler Ltd., the appointed administrator of the Co-op Atlantic Employees' Pension Plan; counsel to Canadian National Railway Company in the administration of its pension plans

TORYS LLP
Mitch Frazer, Partner, Head of Pensions & Employment Group; 3000-79 Wellington St. W., Toronto, ON M5K 1N2
PH: 416-865-8220
Fax: 416-865-7380
eMail: mfrazer@torys.com
Web: www.torys.com
Canadian Cities with Offices: Calgary, Montreal, Halifax
Number of Lawyers in Benefits and/or Pensions Practice: 15
Key Members of Practice: Toronto: Mitch Frazer; Susan Nickerson
Benefits and/or Pensions Practice at Firm Since: 1987

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