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Koskie Minsky LLP

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Go-to firm in Canada for employee-side pensions and benefits advice. Advises individual employees, trade unions and trustees, as well as public sector pension funds, on a wide range of matters, including plan administration and pensions litigation. Lauded for its knowledge and representation of multi-employer pension plans. Also offers counsel and representation in the context of insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring issues, in addition to pension conversions and plan administration matters. Based in Toronto, it offers services in Western Canada through affiliated firm Koskie Glavin Gordon in Vancouver.

Strengths

One interviewee characterised the firm as "number one by quite a long shot" for employee-side representation in this area.

Sources regard the firm as "very competent in the defined pension market."

Notable practitioners

Mark Zigler is considered by market commentators to be "an extremely good lawyer" who is "very knowledgeable in this area." His clients include unions and trustees of pension and benefits trusts, and he has deep experience in disputes, including class actions.

Described by sources as "very experienced and very practical," Mike Mazzuca is notably active advising multi-employer pension plans. He has considerable litigation experience, and interviewees affirm his "expertise and command of the area."

Murray Gold possesses a wealth of litigation and regulatory experience in the pensions space. His clients include pension boards and plan sponsors. Sources say he has "a lot of experience and skills" and that he "works tremendously hard and is a very good lawyer."

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Pensions & Benefits


Mark Zigler
Senior Statespeople
Mike Mazzuca
Band 2
Murray Gold
Senior Statespeople