J. René Toadvine - Littler Mendelson P.C.

J. René Toadvine

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 704-972-7024

J. René Toadvine maintains a nationwide practice that focuses on representing management in all facets of employee benefits matters, including:

  • Employee benefits tax issues
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and benefits planning
  • Executive compensation
  • Employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions
  • Bank finance and ERISA issues in securitizations

René designs and drafts all types of employee benefits and executive compensation plans with adherence to compliance regulations, including:

  • Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans
  • Health and welfare plans
  • Severance plans
  • Disability plans
  • Equity compensation
  • Deferred compensation

Appearing before administrative agencies, including the Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Department of Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and the Department of Labor, René has specific knowledge of:

  • ERISA
  • 409A
  • Internal Revenue Code
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

René represents a wide variety of companies, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Retail
  • Health Care
  • Cable
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Real estate

René is the office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson's Charlotte, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, offices, and also currently serves on Littler's Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a member of the Level A to B Write-On Subcommittee and a core member of the Employee Benefits Leadership Group.

Before joining Littler, René was a partner and counsel at two other law firms. Prior to attending law school, René practiced as a senior actuarial analyst in the life and health insurance industry.

Northern Kentucky UniversityBS Indiana University Maurer School of LawJ.D.
Hickory Grove Christian School Board American Bar AssociationSouthern Employee Benefits ConferenceCharlotte Benefits Forum

Office Location

Bank of America Corporate Center, Suite 4150
100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States


Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law