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Employee Benefits

Our Employee Benefits Group has broad and diverse experience in compensation and benefits matters.

The Firm provides counsel and advice to a wide range of qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans, employer stock-related plans, defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans, welfare benefit plans, severance and employment agreements and other fringe benefit and executive compensation programs. The Firm's Employee Benefits Group is active in the following areas:

  • Executive compensation programs (SERPs, equity-based compensation and other types of top hat, executive compensation and bonus arrangements)
  • The compensation and benefits aspects of merger and acquisition transactions
  • Employment and separation agreements
  • Income tax planning for retirement plan benefits
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Retirement plan terminations
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act's (ERISA) fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction rules, and benefit plan controversies
  • Code Section 409A issues and compliance.
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