Represents trade unions, pension funds, employees and retirees in both the public and private sectors in pensions, benefits and labour relations matters. Has particular expertise in bargaining new pension and benefits arrangements, and assisting unions when employers are insolvent. Appears in court, and before FSCO and its Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and public and private arbitration panels. Active member and past president of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers. Vice-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Pension Executive. Speaks regularly at continuing legal education programs, conferences, and client seminars. Lectures on pension law at universities, in labour education programs, and for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Has authored numerous articles on pensions and benefits law in legal and benefits publications. Practised pension and benefits law for many years at another Toronto law firm prior to joining Goldblatt Partners. Recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers Canada as a leading Pension and Benefits lawyer. Called to Bars in Ontario (1990) and British Columbia (2013).
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.