Colin Galinski — Galinski Pension and Benefits Law, Vancouver
About the Course Chair
Colin Galinski provides pension and benefits legal services to boards of trustees, plan sponsors, administrators, labour & employment counsel, and individuals. In addition, Colin practices extensively in the area of pension division on relationship breakdown, where he is retained by family lawyers, mediators, and individuals to draft and implement pension division arrangements.
Prior to establishing Galinski Law, Colin practiced pension, benefits, and executive compensation law in the Vancouver office of a large international law firm. His career started in 2003 in Ontario, where he spent a number of years in collective bargaining and pension and benefits negotiations between faculty members and management at a top tier university.
Colin enjoys being active in the legal community, in particular, speaking and writing for CLEBC, and presenting to numerous associations across BC and the Yukon territory.
From 2019 to 2021, Colin was the Chair of the BC Law Institute project committee which culminated in the publication of the Report on Pension Division: A Review of Part 6 of the Family Law Act. He is the Past Chair of the Pension and Benefits Law Section of the CBA (BC Branch) and has served on the Board of Directors of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) from April 2015 to June 2019. RCHF is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education, and innovation at RCH.
Colin coaches youth hockey, baseball, and soccer, and enjoys spending time in the BC outdoors with his spouse and their two children.
Stephen Cheng, FCIA, FSA — Managing Director & Senior Consulting Actuary, Westcoast Actuaries Inc., Vancouver
Peter Leask, KC — Vancouver
Beatrice C. McCutcheon — Cook Roberts LLP, Victoria
Jacqueline G. McQueen, KC — Aaron Gordon Daykin Nordlinger LLP, Vancouver
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