Steve Day is a Partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group; he advises public, private, governmental and non-profit clients on tax, securities, ERISA and state law issues related to designing and operating executive compensation arrangements and employee benefit plans.
Steve regularly advises clients on:
- General design and compliance issues for qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements and health plans
- Fiduciary responsibilities for administering benefit plans and investing plan assets
- Employee benefits issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions
- Executive compensation arrangements and related requirements under the securities laws
- Governmental and church retirement and health plans
Steve was ranked by Chambers USA 2017 and 2020 as a "Leading Lawyer" in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in Ohio. Chambers noted in 2020 that a client described Steve as a lawyer who"works the timelines very well, gets us good work product and meets my expectations every time."
Steve is an active member of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Benefits Council and the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys.
Steve serves as a director of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation and is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Steve has served as Chair of its Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Committee, through which he provides pro bono legal services to members of the local arts community and frequently presents to artists and students on legal issues affecting artists. Steve is a regular lecturer at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he teaches classes on business and professionalism in the arts and music industry. Steve is on the Board of Directors of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Ohio.