Gregg H. Ginn - Verrill Dana LLP

Gregg H. Ginn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Gregg advises clients on federal laws and regulations governing employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. For over thirty years his practice has focused primarily on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) relating to retirement benefits (pension, 401(k) and 403(b) benefits), welfare benefits (health, life, disability, and severance benefits), deferred compensation (457 plans and plans subject to 409A) and executive compensation (incentive plans and equity-based arrangements). He has extensive experience advising clients on fiduciary standards under ERISA and tax qualification requirements under the Code; and drafting plans, committee charters, investment policy statements and executive compensation arrangements. He occasionally assists other attorneys in ERISA litigation.

He is senior counsel and past Chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, he served on the firm’s Executive Board from 2008 through 2011, and he chaired the firm's Total Quality Steering Committee from its inception in 1995 until 2009.

Gregg enjoys walking in all seasons, spending time in the summer with family and friends at a camp on a lake in northern Maine, working with developmentally disabled adults (something he has done for many years) in a program established by the Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago, and traveling to Rome whenever possible. Gregg served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1971-1978.

United States Air Force AcademyBS 1971Columbia UniversityMA 1976Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1981
Maine State Bar Association

Case History

Significant Transactions

Extensive ongoing involvement in corporate governance and executive compensation transactions for major national retailer.

Extensive ongoing involvement in ERISA oversight transactions for major national university.

Extensive ongoing involvement in financial oversight of Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland with particular focus on employee benefit plan transactions

Office Location

One Portland Square
P.O. Box 586
Portland, ME 04112-0586
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Gregg H. Ginn has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (ERISA, Executive Compensation, Fiduciary Responsibility, Pension, Health and Welfare, Qualified Plans)

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