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Pensions & Benefits

Nationwide - Canada

4 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Terra Klinck

Canada

Practice Areas

Pension, Benefits and Executive Compensation

Career

Terra L. Klinck is an experienced pension and benefits lawyer with Toronto-based firm, Brown Mills Klinck Prezioso LLP. Terra has over 25 years’ experience advising both provincially- and federally-regulated employers and plan administrators, primarily in the private sector, on all legal issues relating to defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension plans, including: governance, fiduciary responsibilities, plan administration and regulatory compliance, funding requirements, pension fund investment and surplus utilization. Terra has a wealth of experience advising private sector employers restructure their legacy DB pension arrangements, including investment restructuring and de-risking initiatives (e.g., buy-in and buy-out annuity purchases), plan mergers and plan wind-ups. Terra has extensive experience advising on pension and benefit matters in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, insolvencies and restructurings.

Professional Memberships

• Canadian Bar Association, Pension and Benefits Law Section – Executive Committee Member (current), Outreach Officer (2022-2023)

• Osgoode Professional Development, Pension Law Certificate Program – Instructor (2018-2023)

• Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, Standing Technical Advisory Committee for Defined Contribution Pension Plans – Member (2020-2023)

• Ontario Bar Association, Pension and Benefits Law Section – Member (current), Previous Executive Committee Member

Publications

Recognized in:

• The Best Lawyers in Canada (2020-2024)

• Chambers Canada (2021-2023)

• Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2015-2018, 2020-2023)

• Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment & Benefits (2019-2023)

• Who’s Who Legal: Canada (2019-2022)

Experience

Representative Work:

• Advises 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.

• Acts as counsel to a large Canadian financial institution in respect of its Canadian pension and savings plans, including governance, compliance and regulatory matters, plan consolidations and mergers and acquisitions related activities.

• Advises an employer on the conversion of its single employer plan into a sector jointly sponsored pension plan, including the transfer of legacy defined benefit liabilities.

Education

University of Western Ontario

LL.B.

Awards

Zenith Award

Lexpert

2018

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