Background & Experience
Michael Mazzuca is a Partner at Koskie Minsky LLP and the Practice Co-ordinator of the firm’s Pensions and Employee Benefits Group. Michael has extensive experience in providing legal advice across Canada to multi-employer pension plans (MEPPs), jointly sponsored pension plans and other jointly governed plans, including health and welfare plans and training funds. He also advises trade unions as well as plan member and retiree groups across Canada concerning legal matters related to plan governance, fiduciary duties and plan investments.
Michael’s experience includes litigating significant pension and benefit cases before administrative tribunals and various levels of court across Canada, including the BC Supreme Court. Michael has represented clients on matters relating to statutory and regulatory compliance, including partial wind-ups and funding requirements
Michael is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Ontario Financial Services Tribunal, Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, Pension and Benefits Section, Director of the Multi-Employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada and a regular speaker at conferences on pensions and employee benefits