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Want to navigate this complex and highly contentious area in asset division, confidently? Tap into the insights of our faculty of family law, pensions and actuarial experts.

Learn what you need to know about pension and benefit division on marriage breakdown, in this practical one-day course. An expert faculty will discuss:

  • How to get pension division right the first time
  • Spousal entitlements to extended health benefits, disability and life insurance
  • Common traps and pitfalls for practitioners – and how to avoid professional liability claims
  • Statutory limits, requirements and critical case law
  • Cross country landscape – interaction between the PBSA and provincial property laws
  • Equitable receivership and Pension Benefit its Act restrictions
  • How to argue for the best interpretation of reports in your client’s favour
  • Significant issues to consider before choosing an if-and-when agreement
  • Establishing a beneficial interest in a pension via the doctrine of unjust enrichment

Let OsgoodePD’s experts provide you with the benefit of their insights and experience and answer your most pressing questions.



  • Douglas Rienzo, Osler

Keynote Speaker

  • Mariana MacIntosh, Senior Legal Counsel, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Yvonne Bernstein, Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LawPro)
  • Georgina Carson, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Scott A. Lamb, Financial Services Commission of Ontario
  • Mariette P. H. Matos, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Daniel S. Melamed, Torkin Manes LLP
  • Natasha D. Monkman, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
  • James Pierlot, Pierlot Pension Law
  • Diana Woodhead, Mercer LLC


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
January 30, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$695 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Pension Lawyers
  • Family Lawyers
  • Pension Administrators
  • Financial Advisors

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“Speakers and topics presented [were] interesting and concise… [a] very productive day”

Charles Brophy, Brophy Financial Planning

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