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When it is time to navigate the complexities of creating and maintaining an employee benefits plan, it is key to retain the support of knowledgeable employee benefits and ERISA lawyer. Our Employee Benefits & ERISA lawyers have experience assisting a wide variety of health and welfare plans, including:
Because of the steady increase in employee benefits program audits by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL), it has become vital for employers to ensure their programs meet fast-moving changes in state and Federal government regulations. Our well-informed lawyers counsel clients on compliance with the mandates that affect health and welfare plans and help navigate the intricacies of the audit process with government entities, including:
Beginning with a thorough understanding of the client’s industry, talent competition environment, business objectives, and budget, our strategic approach to retirement and life insurance plans and executive compensation arrangements is not only suited to our clients but also to the employees and executives they serve. We counsel clients on design, qualification, compliance, and administration issues related to all types of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, including both defined benefit and defined contribution plans.
We work closely with other professionals, such as accountants, financial managers, and insurance agents, to produce meaningful and financially responsible results, such as tax minimization, benefit assurance, business succession and leadership transition, and legacy creation.
Our attorneys are skilled in designing and implementing internal revenue code section 409a compliant plans, programs, and agreements, such as:
Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of a third-party administrator in a breach of fiduciary duty claim that resulted in the plaintiff paying the client’s attorney fees.
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