Jennifer advises public and private sector employers and plan administrators on all matters related to pension and benefit plans including administration, governance, plan design, investment and compliance with minimum standards legislation and regulatory policy. She also has a depth of experience with issues relating to the purchase and sale of a business and other corporate restructuring. She is also experienced in advising plan administrators on the valuation and division of pension benefits upon spousal breakdown and benefit entitlements upon the death of a plan member. Jennifer has worked with all types of pension plans in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions, including multi-employer and jointly sponsored pension plans.
Jennifer has experience representing employers in pension and benefits-related advocacy, including collective agreement negotiations and proceedings before the Ontario Financial Services Tribunal. She also speaks regularly at pension and benefits conferences and at internal retirement committee meetings.
Prior to joining BMKP Law, Jennifer practiced in the pension and benefit groups at two large Canadian law firms. She also worked in-house as a policy and legal advisor to one of Canada’s largest public sector pension plans.