Mark Firman

Partner

Mark Firman

Mark Firman

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2009

Mark draws on his unique blend of in-depth knowledge and perspective to provide tailored solutions that meet clients’ needs.

Known as an outside-the-box thinker, Mark advises on all aspects of pensions, employment and executive compensation law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, insolvencies and reorganizations, pension fund investments, equity incentive plans and fund governance. Mark’s deep familiarity and experience on both sides of public pension funds have earned him the trust of this growing group of international dealmakers. Employers, plan administrators, boards, service providers and governments rely on Mark’s incisive counsel to help them navigate complex compliance requirements and best practices.

Mark is a member of the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association Steering Committee, editor of Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement and past chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Pension & Benefits Law Section executive.

Prior to joining Davies, Mark was director and legal counsel at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and partner at a Canadian law firm.

Mark Firman

Partner

Mark draws on his unique blend of in-depth knowledge and perspective to provide tailored solutions that meet clients’ needs.

Known as an outside-the-box thinker, Mark advises on all aspects of pensions, employment and executive compensation law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, insolvencies and reorganizations, pension fund investments, equity incentive plans and fund governance. Mark’s deep familiarity and experience on both sides of public pension funds have earned him the trust of this growing group of international dealmakers. Employers, plan administrators, boards, service providers and governments rely on Mark’s incisive counsel to help them navigate complex compliance requirements and best practices.

Mark is a member of the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association Steering Committee, editor of Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement and past chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Pension & Benefits Law Section executive.

Prior to joining Davies, Mark was director and legal counsel at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and partner at a Canadian law firm.

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, 2019 Annual ACPM National Conference, “Pension Coverage is Falling. Is There a Retirement Crisis Rising?”; Vancouver, BC

Sept. 11, 2019

Speaking Engagement

17th Biennial IPEBLA Conference, “Deferred Compensation Arrangements (Fifteen Years of Code Section 409a in the US)”; Lisbon, Portugal

May 20, 2019

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Education

University of Toronto, JD (Honours), 2008
Queen’s University, BA (Hons) (Gold Medallist), 2005

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

The Association of Canadian Pension Management, National Conference Planning Committee
International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association, Steering Committee, member and Membership Committee, co-chair
Canadian Bar Association, National Pensions & Benefits Law Section Executive
Ontario Bar Association, Pensions & Benefits Law Section Executive, past chair
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, instructor
Thomson Reuters, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, editor

Mark draws on his unique blend of in-depth knowledge and perspective to provide tailored solutions that meet clients’ needs.

Known as an outside-the-box thinker, Mark advises on all aspects of pensions, employment and executive compensation law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, insolvencies and reorganizations, pension fund investments, equity incentive plans and fund governance. Mark’s deep familiarity and experience on both sides of public pension funds have earned him the trust of this growing group of international dealmakers. Employers, plan administrators, boards, service providers and governments rely on Mark’s incisive counsel to help them navigate complex compliance requirements and best practices.

Mark is a member of the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association Steering Committee, editor of Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement and past chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Pension & Benefits Law Section executive.

Prior to joining Davies, Mark was director and legal counsel at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and partner at a Canadian law firm.

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, 2019 Annual ACPM National Conference, “Pension Coverage is Falling. Is There a Retirement Crisis Rising?”; Vancouver, BC

Sept. 11, 2019

Speaking Engagement

17th Biennial IPEBLA Conference, “Deferred Compensation Arrangements (Fifteen Years of Code Section 409a in the US)”; Lisbon, Portugal

May 20, 2019

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009

Education

University of Toronto, JD (Honours), 2008
Queen’s University, BA (Hons) (Gold Medallist), 2005

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association

Community Involvement

The Association of Canadian Pension Management, National Conference Planning Committee
International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association, Steering Committee, member and Membership Committee, co-chair
Canadian Bar Association, National Pensions & Benefits Law Section Executive
Ontario Bar Association, Pensions & Benefits Law Section Executive, past chair
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, instructor
Thomson Reuters, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, editor