David Vincent — Pension And Benefits Law Expert

David Vincent is one of Canada's most senior lawyers practising in the field of Canadian pension and benefits law. He has over three decades of experience practising in the corporate, tax and pension and benefits area of law. He was the head of the pension and benefits law practice groups at some of Canada's largest law firms on Bay street in Toronto. During his time spent practising as a partner in three large Toronto law firms, David gained a strong reputation for his integrity, skill and specialized expertise in the pension and benefits area.

Today, David puts his knowledge and experience to work in his own boutique law firm, Canadian Benefits Law. The firm serves a select group of blue chip clients seeking expert advice about Canadian pension and benefits law.

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A Source Of Knowledge In Pension And Benefits Law Matters

David began his law career as a corporate lawyer in the Toronto office of the national law firm Fasken Martineau. There, he was the founder of the pension and benefits law practice group. After years of practicing at that firm, and having become a partner, he moved to another Toronto law firm, Torys LLP. There, he led the pension and benefits practice group. More recently, David became a senior partner of the national law firm then known as Ogilvy Renault LLP. At that firm, and its international successor Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, he co-headed the firm's national pension and benefits law practice group.

David's experience is not confined to Bay Street alone. He was also a member of the Financial Services Tribunal. The Tribunal hears appeals of decisions made by Ontario's pension regulator, the Superintendent of Financial Services. He also provided the Ontario government with advice about pension reform legislation and participated in numerous industry organizations in the pension and benefits area.

In addition to providing legal advice to government agencies and representing clients, David has widely lectured about pension and benefits law. David was an adjunct professor of pension law at the University of Western Ontario. He has lectured at pension law courses sponsored by his alma mater, Osgoode Hall Law School, and was a past chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Pension Commission of Ontario.

A Cool Approach When The Stakes Are High

Many of David's clients appreciate his ability to keep a cool and reasoned perspective during high value transactions. Negotiation of merger and acquisition transactions is one example where an experienced lawyer with specialized knowledge and an extensive background in corporate law is a powerful addition to the client's team of advisors.

David's expert-level legal skills also allow him to take the most complex of pension and benefit legal issues and simplify them. This ability to distill complicated legal issues and boil them down is one reason why David is so highly valued as a lawyer and an instructor.