Jeffrey Sommers
Jeffrey Sommers
(416) 863-2534
(416) 863-2653
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON)
Jeff is co-leader of the Blakes Pensions and Benefits Group and has practised exclusively in this area for over 25 years. He has particular expertise in dealing with pension investments, pension and employee benefit issues in corporate insolvencies and pension plan governance. Jeff frequently advises on pension and benefit issues arising in the context of corporate transactions, loan agreements and compliance disputes. Jeff has extensive experience assisting clients with pension plan mergers, including mergers with jointly sponsored pension plans, and has advised plan sponsors and insurers on de-risking strategies, including buy-in and buy-out annuities and longevity insurance arrangements. Jeff's clients include public and private sector plan sponsors and administrators and a wide range of financial institutions and service providers. Jeff is a former Chair of the CBA's Pension and Benefits Section and a long-time Program Director and lecturer for the Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law program.
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