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Ross Gascho Toronto Lawyer

Ross A. Gascho *

Partner Fasken
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Jurisdiction Ontario, 1990
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation

Ross Gascho practices exclusively in the area of pensions and employee benefits. He advises clients on all aspects of the implementation, administration, funding, communication, investment, governance and wind-up of pension, group benefit and profit-sharing plans.

Working with administrators, financial institutions, plan sponsors and trustees, Ross advises on issues in federally and provincially regulated defined benefit and defined contribution plans across the private and public sectors, for both union and non-union employees.

A recognized expert in his field, Ross frequently assists employers who are redesigning their broad-based plans, both registered and unregistered, to better fit their business objectives. He also advises clients on pension and benefit issues in corporate transactions.

Ross is recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers, Acritas Star and Chambers and Partners for his pensions and employee benefits expertise.

  • Recognized in Employee Benefits Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2022
  • Recognized nationwide in Pensions & Benefits, Chambers Canada 2018 to 2022
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2017 to 2021
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  • MBA University of Toronto
  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA Wilfrid Laurier University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member and Past Chair, Ontario Bar Association - Pension & Benefits Section
  • Member, Canada Revenue Agency - Pension Advisory Committee
  • Member, Financial Services Commission of Ontario - Legal Advisory Committee
  • Member, Association of Canadian Pension Management - Ontario Regional Council
  • Member, International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Article The Latest Details on Ontario’s Pension Plan Canadian HR Reporter
Article Re Indalex Limited: Fiduciary Duty, Deemed Trusts and Constructive Trusts Pension Planning, Volume XVI, No. 2
Article Pension Standards Reform and SERPs Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, v.22, no.3 & 4, Federated Press
The Regulatory Power: Seeking Regulatory Assistance and Responding to Regulatory Queries Federated Press, 28th Essential Skills for Presentation Committee Members location location Toronto
Rethinking Solvency Northwind Institute location location Cambridge
The Regulator’s Power: Seeking Assistance and Responding to Queries Federated Press, 26th Essential Skills for Pension Committee Members location location Toronto


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