Employers must maintain well designed,
competitive employee benefits to attract and retain employees. We assist employers with their employee
benefit programs by providing the following services
drafting, implementing and maintaining qualified pension and profit-sharing
plans including ESOPs, 401(k) plans and complex defined benefit plans.
of plan errors through correction methods, such as the Internal Revenue Service
voluntary compliance resolution and closing agreement programs.
and terminations of qualified retirement plans including obtaining approval of
terminations from the Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty
clients regarding health plans primarily in connection with the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and the Consolidated
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”).
clients informed of periodic law and regulation changes which impact their
employer benefit plans.
of clients in connection with Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation audits.
clients regarding their employee benefit programs in connection with mergers
and acquisitions, including due diligence and contract negotiation and
and drafting of investment management agreements for investments funding
retirement plans. Negotiating
and drafting service contracts with third party administrators.
clients regarding ESOPs used for leverage buyouts and business acquisitions.
of employers in connection with withdrawals from multiemployer plans and
mitigation of withdrawal liability.
deferred compensation and executive comparison arrangements:
drafting and implementing nonqualified, deferred and executive compensation
plans, including equity compensation plans (stock option, restricted stock and phantom
stock) and 457(b) and (f) plans for tax exempt and governmental organizations.
regarding complex Section 409A rules.
of performance based arrangements which are exempt from the $1 million
of deferred compensation arrangements to be exempt from or to mitigate the
impact of golden parachute excise taxes
- Representation of joint trusteed multi-employer
and government retirement systems.
- ERISA litigation including fiduciary
liability claims, subrogation claim, under medical plans and collection
Contact: Gerry Richardson, 314-552-4053, firstname.lastname@example.org