John M. Solursh
Senior Counsel | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2550

John has served as Blakes Managing Partner, Chair of the Firm's Executive Committee and the Partner-in-charge of Blakes Pension & Employee Benefits Group in Toronto. A substantial portion of his practice with Blakes has involved pension plans, other employee benefit plans and related investment arrangements.


John has been recognized as a leading pensions and employee benefits lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers (only Canadian lawyer specializing in the pension and benefits area)

In June 2010, John received the second annual Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Pension and Benefits Law, and in November 2010, he received the Benefits Canada Lifetime Achievement Award.