With over 30 years of legal experience, Mark J. Grushkin focuses on providing clients with employee benefit services involving mergers and acquisitions, retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and litigation. He has been involved in a wide variety of employee benefits matters, including:
- Employee stock ownership
- Stock appreciation rights
- Phantom stock plans
- Welfare and fringe benefits plans
- Deferred compensation
- Early retirement programs
- Severance plans
- Supplemental executive retirement arrangements
Mark has extensive experience representing employers in disputes and audits with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL), and other government agencies. He has represented large public corporations, small and mid-market companies, healthcare systems, nonprofit organizations, corporate trustees, and single-employer plans. Due to his extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, Mark also represents numerous private equity funds.
Mark offers an employee benefits screening review for his clients, in which he replicates the company’s IRS and DOL audits. Through this analysis, he often discovers significant plan issues which may be advantageously corrected thus avoiding serious tax consequences in the event IRS or DOL audits.
Mark has authored and co-authored articles on:
- New benefits legislation
- Cafeteria plans
- COBRA continuation coverage rules
- Tax laws and deferred compensation plans
He also has been a speaker and panelist addressing numerous groups on employee benefits, including the Practicing Law Institute, State Bar of California, California CPA Society, American Society of Pension Actuaries, and the University of Southern California Tax Institute.