Find Lawyers in Iowa, United States for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Angie Brick is a shareholder in the firm's Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits Department and practices primarily in employee benefits and ERISA. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of retirement plans, both qualified plans and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and health and welfare benefit plans. Her practice experience in these areas extends to consulting, plan design, plan drafting, implementation, qualification, and administration compliance, and includes expe...
Terry Hancock is a member of the firm's Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits Department and practices in the area of employee benefits. He has been involved with all aspects of employee benefit plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation, for over thirty years. PRACTICE AREAS Employee Benefits Tax, Estate Planning, & Employee Benefits EDUCATION University of Nebraska (B.A., with distinction, 1968) Georgetown University and Drake University (J.D., with honors, 1973) BAR ADMI...
James A. Nepple is the managing partner of Nepple Law, PLC, with offices in Muscatine and Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois. His primary areas of practice are taxation, estate planning, trust administration, probate matters, retirement plans, business entities, and non-profit organizations. He received his undergraduate degree from Creighton University in 1967, his law degree (with distinction) from the University of Iowa in 1970, and his Master of ...
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Definition
Single-employer, multi-employer, and collectively bargained pension plans provide benefits to plan participants and beneficiaries through various arrangements, including pension, profit sharing, annuity, 401(k), and employee stock ownership plans, as well as through various group life insurance, medical, hospitalization, dental, severance, and other health and welfare benefit plans.
Employee benefits law encompasses a wide spectrum of matters, including planning, drafting, and updating qualified and nonqualified retirement plan documents, and assisting clients with ongoing compliance matters relating to new statutes and regulations. It also requires working with government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, in connection with voluntary corrections, closing agreements, audits, and investigations.
Employee benefits law practitioners are called upon to identify special issues and potential problems in corporate and partnership reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and securities transactions. Lawyers work closely with public and private investment funds to counsel on fiduciary duties, prohibited transactions, and various tax issues related to plan asset investments.
Executive compensation matters are an important component of employee benefits law and involve advising clients on the tax and accounting concerns surrounding equity-based compensation, bonus arrangements, supplemental retirement and deferred compensation plans, executive employment and severance arrangements, and securities law compliance.
Employee benefits lawyers assist in ERISA litigation disputes to prosecute and defend a wide variety of fiduciary duty claims on behalf of employee benefit plans, plan trustees and plan service providers, including claims arising from significant plan investment losses, claims challenging plan amendments or terminations, and claims challenging plan restrictions on particular types of coverage.
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