Jason R. Paquette

Jason is a pension and benefits lawyer at BMKP Law.

Jason advises clients on a range of pension plan design, funding and governance matters for pension plans in both the private and broader public sectors. Jason has experience advising on leading edge joint governance initiatives as well as innovative retirement savings programs.

Jason’s advice is informed by his past experience working in the Legal Services Branch of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and working for one of Canada’s largest public sector pension plans as well as his background in human resources management.

While attending law school at Queen’s University, Jason was a Senior Student Editor with the Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal and a research assistant for the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace. He received the course prizes in Pension Law and Constitutional Labour Law.

 

Representative Work

Jason is currently acting as pension counsel to several broader public sector employers engaged in an application to transfer and consolidate approximately $10 billion in pension plan assets within a newly created jointly sponsored pension plan.

Jason is currently assisting a large professional association with the establishment of a Group Savings Plan for its members.

In 2018 Jason advised on the execution of a complex multi-party agreement regarding pension asset transfers and retiree benefits consolidation.

In 2017-2018, Jason acted as pension counsel to a large government agency in the conversion of a single employer pension plan to a jointly sponsored pension plan.

Awards & Accolades

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  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2020-2021)

Associations & Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association | Member, Pension and Benefits Law Section
  • Ontario Bar Association | Member-at-Large, Pension and Benefits Law Section Executive
  • The Association of Canadian Pension Management (ACPM) | Member
 

Education

  • Queen’s University Faculty of Law, J.D.
  • George Brown College, Graduate Certificate, Human Resources Management
  • University of Ottawa, B. Soc. Sci. (With Honours)
 

Publications & Presentations

  • 16th Annual Pensions and Benefits Hot Spots, Ontario Bar Association., Jason Paquette was the co-chair of the session. Terra Klinck spoke on the topic of Annuity Discharge Rules. (October 15, 2018)
  • Alberta Court Holds Provincial Pension Plan Administrator Liable for Negligent Misrepresentation, Canadian Bar Association Newsletter (February 22, 2018)