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Harris Welcomes Our New Pension and Benefits Lawyer

Harris Welcomes Our New Pension and Benefits Lawyer

Claude Marchessault is an experienced lawyer who has been practising pension and benefits law for 25 years. He advises local, national and international employers in the public and private sectors about pension, trust, benefit and compensation issues, and guides them in their dealings with unions, regulators, consultants and other industry professionals. Claude advises employers in all industries, with a particular focus on the transportation, telecommunications, banking, education, mining and manufacturing industries.


Claude practiced in the pension group at FMC (formerly Fraser Beatty) and at Blakes in Toronto before establishing his own firm in 1995. In addition Claude has taught pension law and pension plan governance for over 16 years at Humber College, and has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria Law School. Claude is called to the bar in both BC and Ontario.


“Claude’s wealth of experience will enhance our pension and benefits practice” said Geoffrey Litherland, managing partner. “Claude’s experience will be invaluable to our clients, and it is my pleasure to welcome him to the firm.”


Harris is pleased to offer our clients an expanding pension and benefits practice. The addition of Claude strengthens our firm, and enhances our ability to advise and represent employers on matters of workplace law.