Our lawyers have the skill and experience under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code to assist our clients when they face complex and ever-changing employee benefit and executive compensation challenges. We provide practical and cost-effective advice involving their qualified and nonqualified plans, health and welfare plans, incentive arrangements, ERISA litigation and governmental agency matters.
Competitive employee benefit and executive compensation programs are areas of risk for our clients as the laws, rules, and judicial precedents under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code are constantly changing and evolving. Whether a client comes to us with a single individual executive employment agreement or a complex array of domestic and international benefit programs, we can help resolve the legal, regulatory and compliance issues they may encounter.
Our lawyers emphasize building long-term relationships with our clients, whether they are a private company, educational institution, hospital, board of directors, benefits or compensation committee, publicly traded entity, sole proprietor, or an individual executive, so that we can better counsel them based on their specific needs and goals. That said, we can assist employer clients with discrete issues at any stage of their business life cycle, whether as a start-up, an on-going business concern or perhaps even upon a disposition.
Most of all, we pride ourselves in growing with our clients from infancy, first working with them in designing and implementing various plans and arrangements, then through their growing pains when acquiring, restructuring or divesting their plans via corporate transactions or reorganizations and ultimately to maturity, and correcting any deficiencies or defending them in any litigation. Through all these phases, our clients benefit from the in-depth knowledge we gain concerning their personalities and businesses so that we may proactively assist them at each stage in a cost and tax efficient manner, while ensuring that their plans and arrangements remain legally compliant, as well as ensuring that any potential litigation or fiduciary risks are minimized. Perhaps most importantly for today’s business environment, our knowledge and client experience permit us to provide our clients effective solutions efficiently, without delay and consistent with their expectations and goals for the company and for the benefit of their employees