Edward F. "Ed" Feibel

Edward F. "Ed" Feibel


Eaton Peabody, PA

Recognized since 2008

Portland, Maine

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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Ed’s practice covers all aspects of employee benefits. He works primarily with employers in the establishment, operation and maintenance of tax-qualified retirement plans, retirement plans for tax-exempt and governmental entities, Taft-Hartley plans, cafeteria plans, health care and other welfare and fringe benefit programs and executive compensation arrangements. A significant portion of Ed’s time is devoted to resolving compliance issues under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. Ed represents large and small businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities; he also has an active practice preparing qualified domestic relations orders for individuals going through divorce. Ed also represents executives in the negotiation and documentation of executive compensation arrangements. Ed regularly works with many of the banks, investment managers, stockbrokers, actuaries, third-party administrators, insurance companies and insurance brokerages active in northern New England. Although most of his clients have been located in Maine and New Hampshire, Ed has worked with clients located in Massachusetts, New York, Texas and California and with clients headquartered in Canada.

Prior to joining Eaton Peabody Ed was a solo practitioner for 19 years. Prior to establishing his solo practice in September 1991 Ed was associated with Drummond, Woodsum & MacMahon in Portland, ME, from April 1987 through August 1991, where his practice emphasized employee benefits and executive compensation. From November 1982 through February 1987 he was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, one of the nation’s largest law firms. During his tenure with Fried, Frank Ed’s practice emphasized executive compensation, transactional business/tax planning and general corporate practice. Between college and law school Ed held a variety of jobs, including two years (1975-77) as a construction worker in Oslo, Norway. He retains a very basic knowledge of Norwegian.

Location

  • 100 Middle Street
    P.O. Box 15235
    Portland, ME 04112-5235

Languages

  • Norwegian

Education

  • University of Maine, J.D., graduated 1982
  • Bucknell University, BA, graduated 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, Maine State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • Goodwill Industries of Northern New England - Director
  • Gorham Times - Director
  • Maine Employee Benefits Council - Director
  • MSBA Membership Insurance Benefits Committee - Chairperson

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Portland, ME (2023)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Portland, ME (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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