John F. Meisenhelder

John F. Meisenhelder

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Recognized since 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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John Meisenhelder has extensive experience providing counsel to large companies with respect to all employee benefits, executive compensation and privacy matters for both tax-exempt and for-profit entities. This includes: (1) Code §401(a) qualified retirement plan design and compliance, including issues specifically affecting cash-balance and hybrid plans; (2) Code §403(b) plan design and compliance and other issues specifically affecting tax-exempt organizations and hospitals, including “church plan” issues; (3) ERISA fiduciary issues, including those related to fiduciary litigation, plan governance design and prohibited transactions; (4) executive compensation and nonqualified plan design and related Code §§409A and 457 compliance; (5) welfare benefit plan design and compliance, including consumer driven plan design and compliance issues related to the Affordable Care Act, USERRA, COBRA and FMLA; (6) employee benefit aspects of business transactions; (7) HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and portability compliance issues; (8) GLBA and FACTA compliance issues, including the Red-Flag rules; (9) vendor and insurance contract review and negotiations; and (10) withdrawal liability issues. John frequently represents clients in matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration. John is a Certified Public Accountant.


  • One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
    Cincinnati, OH 45202


  • The Ohio State University, BS, graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association

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

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


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