Kevin T. Burns

Of Counsel


Kevin Burns counsels public and private companies in all aspects of employee benefits. His practice focuses on the design, administration and compliance of tax-qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans, as well as executive compensation. Kevin represents both entities and senior executives in the design and implementation of non-qualified benefit programs, including equity-based plans. He also has extensive experience counseling public pension systems on compliance with federal pension and health law, including Health Care Reform compliance.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Co-Founder, Forever My Baby You'll Be
  • Officer (Secretary) and Board Member, International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Plan Specialists
  • Vice President and Board Member, Options for Families and Youth
  • Child Sponsor, Christian Children’s Fund
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Repeal, Replace, Repeat: Health Insurance Today," OSBA Capital Conference, November 2017
  • Speaker, “ERISA Fiduciary Issues & Benefits Committee Best Practices," November 2016
  • Speaker, "Form 1099 Issues & IRS Audits,” OASBO Seminar, October 2016
  • Speaker, "ACA, ERISA and Plan Documents – Common Mistakes for Employers to Avoid,” November 2015
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio
  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.) 2007
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude), 2006
  • The Ohio State University (B.S. in Transportation and Logistics; B.S. in Marketing), 2003
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