Morneau Shepell employs a team of lawyers and notaries in our offices across Canada that specializes in legal issues affecting pension and benefit plans. We have extensive experience in the design of various retirement arrangements as well as drafting the necessary plan and fund documentation, good governance, complying with legislative and regulatory requirements, income tax rules, pension plan wind ups, surplus distributions and benefits administration.   Our clients, both national and international, include public and private sector employers, boards of trustees for multi-employer pension plan, not-for-profit organizations, and regulatory bodies and governments.

Our lawyers and notaries are frequently invited to speak at conferences, workshops, seminars and certification courses and provide training to pension committees, boards and regulators on pension plan compliance, governance and risk management.

By working with their actuarial, investment and communication colleagues, our legal experts help you receive the assistance you need to design and implement registered and non-registered retirement and benefit arrangements that are appropriate for your employees or members, administer these arrangements in a manner that allows you to meet your fiduciary duties and comply with legislative and regulatory requirements, and manage risk in an efficient, prudent, effective and timely manner.

Morneau Shepell's Governance, Legal and Compliance professionals present at a number of conferences, seminars and training sessions on a regular basis. For a list of upcoming speaking engagements, please see our Events page.