Jordan N. Fremont

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Partner, Toronto
Direct: 416.864.7228
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2000
  • Biography

Jordan, a lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office, practises exclusively in the areas of pensions, benefits and executive compensation. Jordan’s practice is dedicated to providing employers, plan administrators, and service providers with strategic and practical advice on matters involving plan design, compliance, governance, administration, regulatory investigations, disputes and business transactions, including downsizings, spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions and wind-ups. Through this work Jordan has also developed deep expertise in broader employment-related tax issues.

Jordan is a long-time supporter and contributor to the pension, benefits and executive compensation community, and he has held several leadership positions with the Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute (CPBI) and other organizations. Jordan is Past Chair of CPBI’s Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors of the Pension Office of the Anglican Church of Canada, and a member of the Benefits Canada Pension & Investment Advisory Board.

Awards & Recognition

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2017-2019)
Pensions & Employee Benefits (Repeatedly Recommended)

Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Pension and Benefits Institute – Past Chair of the Board of Directors

Benefits Canada – Member of the Pension & Investment Advisory Board

Pension Office Corporation of the Anglican Church of Canada – Member of the Board of Directors

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Pension and Benefits, and Taxation Sections)

Select Publications & Presentations

“CPBI Forum 2019 Embracing Innovations: Regulatory Panel Pension Outlook” Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, Moderator (June 18, 2019)

“CPBI Ontario Webinar – The DB Pension Renaissance: An Insiders’ View of the Dawn of a New Era” Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (July 4, 2018)

“B.C. Ruling Adds Further Clarity to Long-Term Disability Saga” Benefits Canada (November 21, 2017)

“New Ontario Asset Transfer Rules (A Case Study)” CIA Pension Seminar (November 5, 2015)

“Whose Risk is it Anyway? – British and Canadian Perspective on how Pension Risk should be Allocated” Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute Forum (May 25 – 27, 2015)

“Volunteer Firefighters – Examining the Issue of Employment Status, and Related Payroll Implications” The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs-Labour Relations Seminar (January 15-16, 2014)

“From Here to There: Benefit Issues Appurtenant to Employee Transfers” 31st Annual National CLE Conference (January 8-12, 2014)

“International Transfers” International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (October 9, 2013)

“The View from ‘Here’ – Benefit Plan Challenges and Reforms in Canada” 30th Annual National CLE Conference – Employee Benefits (January 2-5, 2013)

“The Employer Pays: Negligent Benefits Administration Means Possible Liability” The Advisor (September 2012)

“Opportunities and Challenges of Pension Reform” Small Biz Advisor (September 2011)

“Remuneration of Office-holders: ‘Fixed or Ascertainable’ – That Is the Question” Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, Volume 22, Number 5 (December/January 2011)

“Canada Pension Plan: no service, no contributions” Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, Volume 21, Number 4 (November 2009)

“Taxation of Employer-provided Tuition Awards: Recent Case Law and the Canada Revenue Agency’s Administrative Position” Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, Volume 20, Number 7 (March 2009)

“Responsible Investment: A Canadian Perspective” International Pension Lawyer, Number 63 (September 2008)

“Responding to Responsible Investment Demands” Benefits and Pensions Monitor (April 2008)


University of Western Ontario, B.A., LL.B.