Industries & Practices
Employee Benefits & Pension Plans
We have substantial experience advising employers who sponsor pension, retirement and welfare plans.
Representing over 100 public and private qualified and non-qualified plans, our attorneys are involved with the design, qualification, administration and modification of many types of employee benefits. We regularly counsel employers on topics related to document audits, plan sponsor/fiduciary advice, mergers, divestitures, executive compensation, and complete and partial terminations, to name a few.
Our team is known for helping employers of all sizes meet state and federal regulatory compliance measures, including HIPAA, ACA and ERISA considerations. And we assist with participation in voluntary correction programs with the IRS, if needed.
Our attorneys have experience with:
- 401(k) plans
- Defined benefit pension plans (including large, complex pension arrangements)
- Employee stock ownership plans
- Cafeteria plans
- Medical plans
- Deferred compensation and life insurance plans
- Dependent care assistance
- Tuition assistance
- A wide variety of fully and partially self-funded health and benefit plans (including Section 50l(c)(9) tax-exempt trusts)
- Governmental plans
- Health care consortiums
Financing and conversion of public hospital to non...
Assisted Adams County Regional Medical Center in its conversion from a county-owned hospital to a private health care provider. The transaction required obtaining bond financing for the acquisition...More
Employer benefits committee counsel
Regularly counsels employer benefits committees on fiduciary issues and best practices.More
Regularly counsel public schools and private employers on ACA compliance issues.More
Favorable compliance statements
Obtained multiple favorable compliance statements under the IRS’ Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System.More
Conducted a compliance self-audit of all retirements plans for an employer with 16,000 employees.More
COVID-19 relief for health plans and participants: Employers and employees get mid-year break on cafeteria plan changes and COBRA deadlinesMore
CARES Act provisions offer relief for families who need to access retirement funds due to COVID-19 pandemicMore
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