Find Lawyers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Jay regularly represents clients in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation matters and related fiduciary and tax concerns. Jay has extensive experience with qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans. He represents clients before the IRS, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He has extensive experience handling the employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, the fiduciary issues pertaining to plan assets, and other comm...
The chair of Willig, Williams & Davidson’s employee benefits department, Deborah M. Lerner has more than 30 years of experience in tax and employee benefits law. She counsels and represents numerous public and private-sector single and multi-employer funds on a broad range of benefit and tax matters. Deborah specializes in representing trustees of single and multi-employer pension and health and welfare plans with respect to tax, ERISA and plan administration issues. She also advise...
A Willig, Williams & Davidson partner, Linda M. Martin counsels and represents labor organizations and individuals in a broad range of labor and employment matters. She routinely advocates on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts, and before arbitrators and administrative agencies. Linda’s substantial professional experience includes labor practice proceedings, contract negotiations, ERISA litigation, employment claims and labor disputes, among other areas. In addition, ...
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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