Kenneth E. Burns
Kenneth E. Burns
Partner at Lawson Lundell LLP
(604) 631-9286
(604) 669-1620
925 West Georgia St, Suite 1600, Cathedral Pl, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1998 (BC); 2000 (NT); 2006 (AB)
Ken is a partner in the firm’s Pensions and Employee Benefits Group. He advises pension and benefit plan sponsors on a range of legal and regulatory issues affecting their plans, including on pension plan governance and compliance monitoring projects, regulatory applications, and the handling of pension disputes. He works with managers in the drafting and maintenance of pension documents, including plan texts, trust declarations, governance policies, statements of investment policies, as well as investment manager and other service provider contracts. Ken is frequently involved in assisting parties in mergers & acquisitions on the pension and benefits issues arising in the course of planning and executing their transactions. The Best Lawyers in Canada named Ken Employee Benefits Law Lawyer of the Year for Vancouver in 2014, 2017, 2019 and 2023. He has been recognized by Chambers Canada and Chambers Global in the pensions & benefits category and by The Legal 500 Canada, and is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory in the pensions, employee benefits, and pension fund investments categories. Ken also serves on the board of the Association of Canadian Pension Management.
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