Kim Ozubko

Partner | Toronto

416.597.4338

Portrait of Kim Ozubko

Kim Ozubko is an experienced lawyer with almost twenty years of expertise in all areas of pension and benefits law. Proactive and responsive, Kim is committed to providing her clients with high quality service and keeping them up-to-date on legal developments that affect the administration and sponsorship of pensions and employee benefit plans. Kim prides herself on maintaining strong working relationships with clients and other service providers.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Eleventh edition of Sale of a Business published

The 11th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, has now been released. One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this...

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Pensions Certificate Program

Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Pensions Certificate Program hosted by the Human Resources Professionals Association on October 30, 2018 in Toronto

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the CPBI 2018 Ontario Regional Conference

Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute 2018 Ontario Regional Conference on the topic of “Government Legislation Update – How do these policy changes impact your benefit program?” in Ottawa on October 18, 2018.

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the Canadian Benefits Plans program on the topic of “International Transfers”

Kim Ozubko speaks at the Certificate in Canadian Benefits Plans program on October 3, 2018 on the topic of “International Transfers”. The program will be hosted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans at the Fairmont Royal York in...

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Kim Ozubko speaks at Benefits Canada event

Kim Ozubko speaks at Benefits Canada event on the topic of “A Pot Primer for Plan Sponsors.”

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Kim Ozubko speaks on “Cybersecurity and Pensions and Benefits”

Kim Ozubko speaks on “Cybersecurity and Pensions and Benefits” at the CBA/ABA/IPEBLA Global Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Conference in Boston.  

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Kim Ozubko speaks on pension plan governance

Kim presents The Osgoode Certificate in “Pension Law – MODULE 5 – Pension Governance and Risk Management”.

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Kim Ozubko presents Pensions and Employee Benefits webinar

Kim Ozubko speaks at Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), Sarnia Chapter webinar on “Pensions and Employee Benefits: What you need to know”.  

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Kim Ozubko co-chairs the CPBI Ontario Benefits Outlook Signature Series: Wellness seminar

Kim Ozubko co-chairs the “CPBI Ontario Benefits Outlook Signature Seriers: Wellness” seminar. Paula Pettit speaks on how Company wellness programs have become a common place in many workplaces. How should wellness be defined and what can a wellness program include...

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Kim Ozubko speaks at the Pension Plan Governance and Risk Management webinar

Kim Ozubko presents a webinar on the importance of good pension plan governance and risk management. Topics covered will include: Best practices in pension plan governance, types of risk and how to avoid them, the importance of governance audits, what can happen...

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Kim Ozubko speaks on Pension and Benefits Law

Kim Ozubko is presenting to the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Guelph and District: on “Pension and Benefits: What You Need to Know with Miller Thompson LLP”.  

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A.M. Pension – 2nd Annual Back to School Webinar

Miller Thomson invites you to a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on September 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “A.M. Pension – 2nd Annual Back to School Webinar“, presented by Kim Ozubko. The pensions and benefits landscape in Canada continues...

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A.M. Pension: Pensions and Benefits – Keep the Change

Miller Thomson invites you to a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on April 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “Pensions and Benefits – Keep the Change“, presented by Kim Ozubko. The pensions and benefits landscape in Canada continues to evolve....

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A.M. Pension: 2017 Year In Review

Miller Thomson invites you to a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on December 12,  2017 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “A.M. Pension – 2017 Year in Review“, presented by Kim Ozubko. 2017 was another busy year in the area of pensions and benefits law. Significant...

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A.M. Pension – Back to School

Miller Thomson invites you to a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on September 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “A.M. Pension – Back to School“, presented by Kim Ozubko. Join us for our next A.M. Pensions webinar of 2017 as we go back to...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on June 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “Pensions and Benefits: Mid-year Update“, presented by Kim Ozubko. Join us for our second A.M. Pensions webinar of 2017 where we...

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Miller Thomson’s 2017 Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference

We are pleased to invite you to Miller Thomson’s complimentary Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference. Our featured speakers will provide legal and practical insights on emerging HR topics impacting the workplace. Our program has been pre-approved for 5.75 Continuing Professional Development...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on March 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., entitled “Pension and Benefits in 2017”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we will discuss: Recent legislative and regulatory developments What the...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on November 29, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Year-End Review: What you Need to Know”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we will discuss: CPP Reform Case Law and...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on September 27, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “One Crazy Summer”, presented by Kim Ozubko. In this A.M. Pension session we discuss: Hello CPP, Good-bye ORPP What the regulators and courts are saying...

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A.M. Pension: Pension and Employee Benefits Webinar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a  complimentary presentation of A.M. Pension on May 31, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., entitled “Mid Year Update”, presented by Kim Ozubko. This A.M. Pension session covers: Why should you care about plan governance? Legal principles underlying plan governance Plan...

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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part II

In our most recent blog post, we discussed some of the risks for directors, officers and other stakeholders in the administration of a registered pension plan. In this blog post, we focus on the risks to sponsors and administrators of...

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Kim Ozubko is interviewed by Canadian HR Reporter on upcoming changes to CPP

Canadian HR Reporter

The video interview discusses how employers should prepare for the upcoming CPP amendments. These will be implemented in 2019. See interview here

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Pension Plans: Risk Management – Part I

Risk management is a key element in the governance of any registered pension plan. An important first step in risk management is the identification of potential risks. In Part I of a two-part blog post, we discuss the potential areas...

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act – Application to Pension Plans?

Part II of II As discussed in our most recent blog post, much attention has been given recently to the Digital Privacy Act[1] and the changes that will come into force later this year under the Personal Information Protection and...

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PIPEDA and the Digital Privacy Act – Application to Pension Plans?

Part I of II Much attention has been given recently to the Digital Privacy Act [1] and the changes that will come into force later this year under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) [2] in respect of...

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Kim Ozubko comments in Benefits Canada article on division of pensions for common-law couples upon separation

Benefits Canada, "Alberta common-law couples can now divide pensions upon separation"

Until recently, Alberta common-law couples that were splitting up couldn’t divide their pension assets, even if both parties wanted to. This changed in April 2018, after the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta heard Lubianesky v. Gazdag. It determined the provision of...

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Missing Pension Plan Members and Unclaimed Balances

Missing or unlocatable plan members and unclaimed balances under registered pension plans are a significant challenge for plan administrators. On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (“CAPSA”) published draft “Guideline #9: Searching for Un-locatable Members of...

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Alberta: New Pension Rights for Common-law Spouses

As a result of a recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, common-law spouses in Alberta now (finally) have the right to divide pension benefits on relationship breakdown. In this blog post, we discuss the change. The Old...

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Age Discrimination in Benefit Plans: Ontario

In a long-awaited Interim Decision issued on May 18, 2018, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the “HRTO”) found in favour of Wayne (Steve) Talos, an applicant who is over 65 years of age and who claimed that he had experienced...

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Pension Plan Communications: Be Careful What You Say

Administrators of registered pension plans are statutorily required to provide certain information to plan members and other plan beneficiaries. As the administrator of a single employer pension plan is often the employer, that obligation, therefore, falls on the employer. In...

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Dorman Products completes cross-border acquisition of MAS Automotive Distribution

Canadian counsel to Dorman Products, Inc.

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Harbour Group portfolio company Marshall Excelsior Co. completes cross-border acquisition of BASE Engineering

Counsel to Marshall Excelsior Co.

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France-based private equity firm Ardian acquires Dynamic Technologies

Counsel to Ardian

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Creative Planogram Company acquired by SRP Companies

Counsel to Creative Planogram Company

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Groupe Touchette Inc. acquires assets of Dealer Tire Canada ULC and enters into long-term partnership with Dealer Tire LLC

Canadian counsel to Dealer Tire, LLC

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