David P. Olson - Quarles & Brady LLP

David P. Olson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 414-277-5671

David Olson handles all aspects of compensation and benefits law and helps guide businesses, governmental entities 
and tax-exempt organizations through the complicated issues arising in connection with the design, development, implementation, maintenance, defense, and termination of employee compensation and benefit plans and arrangements. His recent experience includes:

  • Providing ongoing counseling for the entire spectrum of plan types, including defined benefit, profit-sharing, 401(k), employee stock ownership, 457 and 403(b) plans in regards to plan design and operation, including compliance with the statutory requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Designing and implementing stock option and other equity-based plans, non-qualified deferred compensation and supplemental plans, including the design of vehicles to secure plan benefits such as rabbi trusts, incentive and bonus plans, severance benefit plans, “golden parachute” arrangements, and executive employment and resignation agreements.

  • Guiding employers through ERISA’s fiduciary provisions, including areas such as participant-directed 404(c) plans, participant education, investment of plan assets, and reporting and disclosure.

  • Providing clients with comprehensive counseling on the design and operation of medical and dental plans, cafeteria, dependent care, medical reimbursement, group-term life, retiree health, and flexible benefit plans including COBRA and HIPAA compliance.

  • Advising on the employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions, performing due diligence and analysis of 
    legal obligations of the myriad types of employee benefit plans and arrangements that are implicated during 
    deal-making, and negotiating and drafting the components of purchase and sale agreements that pertain to employee benefits matters.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1988 
Northern Illinois UniversityBS Northern Illinois UniversityJ.D.
American Bar AssociationMilwaukee Bar AssociationNational Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Office Location

411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the Milwaukee Metro Area
David P. Olson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law