Mediator Profile

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Ari Kaplan

Mediation Benefits
393 University Avenue
Suite 2000
Toronto, Ontario   M5G 1E6

Degrees/Designations - LL.M., Q.Med.
Practice Areas - Business/Commercial, Employment, Estate, Family, Human Rights, Insurance, Labour and Pensions and Benefits
Practice Description - ARI KAPLAN, LL.M., Q.Med. is a lawyer, mediator and pension and benefits legal expert. He leads confidential Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for corporations, families and workplaces. He is Canada's first Qualified Mediator with expertise in pensions and benefits law. On request, he writes reports for parties, boards and courts.

Ari has mediated multiple disputes as an off-roster mediator under the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program, and has been appointed class actions mediator under the Class Proceedings Act.

Ari is a member of the ADR Institute of Canada and a founding member of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. |
Background - Ari Kaplan is renown for his expertise in pension and benefits law and is an experienced mediator and commercial litigator. He is a balanced neutral with subject expertise.

Ari is the founding principal of Kaplan Law, has over 20 years experience in commercial litigation, workplace advocacy and is an authority on Pension Law including on spousal rights and where family law intersects pensions and benefits. From 2005-2018, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and his book Pension Law is cited in dozens of judgments and arbitration awards.

For more about Ari Kaplan's professional experience, please see his CV and LinkedIn page, from his website
Fees - Mediation Benefits with Ari Kaplan

Standard One-Day Mediation Package: Fee: Half-day: $1,800 (includes 4 hours of mediation plus intake, preparation and review). Full-day and additional time at an hourly rate.

During the COVID-19 pandemic some mediators may only be conducting mediations by video or telephone conference.

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