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Mark Firman

TITLE

Associate

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation

OFFICE

Toronto

DIRECT LINE

416 601-7897

E-MAIL

mfirman@mccarthy.ca

V-CARD

LAW SCHOOL

University of Toronto

BAR ADMISSION

Ontario, 2009




Biography

Mark Firman is an Associate in our Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation Group in Toronto.

Mr. Firman advises on all aspects of pensions, benefits, and executive compensation. In particular, Mr. Firman is regularly involved with:

  • pension, benefit, and incentive plans in mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs;
  • pension fund investments, including real estate, private equity, and socially responsible investment;
  • pension de-risking and defined benefit to defined contribution conversions;
  • pension plan and trust fund governance; and
  • stock options and other equity incentive plans.

Mr. Firman also writes extensively. Most recently, his articles and commentary have been published in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Review, International Pension Lawyer, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. As well, Mr. Firman contributes a regular column for Benefits Canada and sits on that publication’s "Pensions & Benefits Expert Panel". He regularly speaks at conferences, seminars, and private governance training sessions.

In 2013, the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association awarded Mr. Firman its biennial Tony Thurnham Award for his article “Canadian Employee Life and Health Trusts”, which he co-authored with Gregory Winfield.

Mr. Firman received his B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University in 2005 (where he medaled); his J.D. (with honours) from the University of Toronto in 2008 (where he was Senior Editor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review); and a Certificate in Pension Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2009.

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