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Paul is the Chair of the firm’s Pensions & Benefits department He has over 30 years’ experience advising public and private sector organizations on a variety of legal and compliance issues in relation to their pension and benefit plans. Has extensive experience advising on plan funding, fiduciary responsibilities, governance, compliance, benefits administration, conversions, pension litigation, pension fund investments, plan wind-ups, surplus utilization and pension/benefit aspects of corporate transactions.


Joined Osler as student lawyer in 1987.

Has served as Board counsel and advisor to several jointly sponsored pension plans in Ontario.

Past Chair of ACPM’s National Policy Committee.

Member of Ontario’s Financial Services Tribunal from 2002 – 2010


Consulting Editor for Lancaster House’s Pension E-Bulletin from 2004 - 2010.

Co-authored several submissions to government agencies: Ontario Expert Commission on Pension Reform, Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities and the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators.

Co-authored a regular column for Benefits Canada on current legal issues.


Queen’s University, LL.B., University of Toronto, B.A.

Recognized as a leading practitioner in pensions & employee benefits by Best Lawyers Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Acritas Stars and Legal 500.

Recipient of Lexpert Zenith Award Celebrating Mid-Career Excellence (2018) and ACPM Award for Exceptional Volunteerism (2013)