What We Do

We at Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso LLP have dedicated our careers to advising clients regarding pension, benefits and executive compensation law and we practice exclusively in this area. It’s what we do.

BMKP Law is a boutique firm with a wealth of experience advising on all facets of pension, benefits and executive compensation law. In addition to advising businesses and organizations with employees across Canada, our lawyers work with some of the largest pension and benefits plans in the private and broader public sectors.

Agility is our competitive edge. The pension and benefits field is complex – it calls for a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving. We have long believed in the benefits and effectiveness of a team approach, and to that end, we seamlessly partner with clients’ consultants, employment, corporate and litigation counsel, actuaries and other advisors to solve complex legal challenges. Working with our network of proven Canadian, U.S. and international business lawyers, we deliver specialized cross-border advice to multi-national private sector employers.

We provide clear, workable and innovative legal advice to clients in the following areas:

  • Corporate Transactions and Restructurings
  • Plan Design, Conversions and Surplus Utilization
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan De-risking
  • Pension Plan Governance, Administration and Regulatory Compliance
  • Litigation, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
  • Pension Investments
  • Capital Accumulation Plans
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee and Retiree Benefits

When advising clients, we always ensure that our advice is contextualized, having regard to the industry or sector in which the client operates and its unique objectives and culture.

Our lawyers are consistently recognized as leaders in their field. For example:

  • BMKP Law lawyers are regularly recognized for their expertise by Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.
  • Lawyers at BMKP Law developed and taught the first pension law course at Queen’s University and are frequent speakers at conferences and other events within and outside of Canada.
  • Elizabeth Brown, a founding partner of the Firm, was named a Best Lawyers 2022 Lawyer of the Year in the area of Employee Benefits Law – Toronto, and was the 2017 recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Pensions and Benefits Law in recognition of her exceptional contributions to the field.
  • Founding partners Terra Klinck and Lisa Mills were recipients of Lexpert Zenith Awards in 2018 in recognition of their contributions to the field.

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