Ari Kaplan is principal of Kaplan Law, Canada’s first law firm specializing in pensions and benefits dispute resolution. He authored the first edition of Pension Law, which won the 2007 Walter Owen Book Prize for outstanding new contribution to Canadian legal literature. He is Canada’s first Qualified Mediator with expertise in pension and benefits law. He is a past assistant professor at Western University; past adjunct professor at the University of Toronto; past appointee of the Attorney General to the Board of Trustees of the Law Foundation of Ontario; and past chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Pension & Benefits Section. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, ADR Institute of Canada and a founding member of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. He practices mindfulness meditation and teaches these skills to lawyers and others. BA (Hons), McGill (1994); LLB, Osgoode (1997), LLM, Osgoode (2001); QMed, ADRIC (2015).