Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

We counsel clients on all aspects of their employee benefits programs and work closely with benefits personnel to incorporate the client’s business structure and goals into the advice we provide, including practical advice to prevent benefits-related disputes.

Whether a Fortune 100 company, a family-owned business, or an entrepreneurial start-up, we have extensive experience with the myriad of legal, administrative, and fiduciary matters arising from the design, implementation and operation of equity-based and deferred compensation arrangements, tax-qualified retirement, welfare, fringe and multiemployer plans, as well as compensation and payroll practices.

We also advise clients on day-today plan administration, plan amendments, and benefits issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings, including negotiating appropriate representations, warranties and covenants, conducting due diligence before and during the transaction, resolving post-closing benefits issues, and plan liability transfers.  We also represent plan sponsors and fiduciaries in audits and investigations by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor.