Senior partner in Pensions and Benefits Group. Practice focuses on pension, employee benefits, class actions and insolvency. Received the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Pension and Benefits law in 2015. In 2018, he was appointed as co-lead counsel to the Ontario Long Term Care Homes Public Inquiry. Counsel to numerous multi-employer pension and benefit plans in both the private and public sector. Advises trustees of pension and benefits trusts, as well as unions and groups of employees and pensioners. He has also acted as counsel in many high-profile cases and class actions across Canada involving pensions, benefits and other employment-related issues. He is co-editor and author of Employee Benefits in Canada (now in its 4th edition) and senior editor of the IFEBP Canadian Legal & Legislative Reporter. He has been named as a leading practitioner in the field by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Most Frequently Recommended), The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal: Canada, and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Hebrew University.
Nortel Networks Corporation (Nortel Canada) is the Canadian parent company of what was one of the largest telecommunications businesses in the world. In early 2009, formal insolvency proceedings were commenced in Canada, the United States and England, among other places. Nortel’s worldwide business was liquidated through a number of Court-approved sales of its business units and a US$4.5-billion sale of its residual patents, resulting in US$7.3 billion of global sale proceeds to be allocated amongst the Nortel debtor companies in Canada, the United States and Europe.