Jason R. Paquette
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Toronto

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Year of Call: Ontario, 2017

Overview Representative Work Awards & Accolades Associations & Memberships Education

Jason is a lawyer at BMKP Law practicing in the areas of pension, benefits and executive compensation law.

Jason advises clients on a range of pension plan design, administration, compliance, 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 and benefit programs.

Jason is active in pensions and benefits industry groups, including as a member of the executive on the Ontario Bar Association – Pensions and Benefits Section.

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.

Representative Work

  • Advises the employer sponsor of a newly established jointly sponsored pension plan and the associated governance and regulatory aspects of the consolidation of multiple single employer pension plans. 
  • Provided advice to a resource company relating to its participation in an industry Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT).
  • Advised multiple clients in the negotiation of various pension and benefits service provider agreements such as Master Services Agreements, Investment Management Agreements and Administrative Services Only (ASO) Agreements.
  • Advised a large professional association in conjunction with its development and implementation of a retirement program for its 40,000 members, which includes a novel annuity purchase feature.
  • Advised several employers in their negotiations for the conversion of their existing defined benefit and hybrid registered pension plans to a newly created $10 billion multi-employer jointly sponsored pension plan, involving multiple unions and other interested stakeholders.

Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2020-2023)
    Employee Benefits Law

Associations & Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association | Member, Pension and Benefits Law Section
  • Ontario Bar Association | Public Affairs Liaison, 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)

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