Jeffrey P. Sommers
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2534

Jeff has practiced exclusively in the area of pensions, benefits and executive compensation for over 18 years. Jeff's practice involves all aspects of the taxation, implementation, funding, administration and wind-up of pension, group benefit and profit-sharing arrangements, including the taxation of deferred compensation. He has extensive experience advising clients in respect of pension, tax, trust and benefit issues arising in connection with corporate transactions, insolvencies, surplus and contribution holiday disputes, ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements, and the development and documentation of pension and employee benefit plans. His practice also focuses on pension governance, investment, fiduciary and legal compliance matters.

Jeff's clients include public- and private-sector pension plan sponsors and administrators, as well as a wide range of financial institutions and service providers.


Jeff has been recognized as a leading pension and employee benefits practitioner in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Employee Benefits Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Repeatedly Recommended - Pensions & Employee Benefits)