Robbie is a business lawyer experienced in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including plan design, administration, operation, legal and regulatory compliance and implementation of:
- Defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans
- Welfare benefit plans
- Nonqualified deferred compensation plans
- Equity based compensation plans, such as stock-based and partnership unit-based compensation option plans, restricted stock or restricted stock unit plans, stock appreciation rights plans and phantom stock plans
Robbie negotiates and prepares executive employment and severance agreements, collaborating with other attorneys on employee benefits and compensation aspects of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and spin-offs, and resolving operational and compliance issues with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. He also has significant experience in the application of ERISA to pension and welfare arrangements, and has handled all types of ERISA claim, examination and litigation matters, including IRS audits, DOL investigations, claims for benefits or breach of fiduciary duty by plan sponsors, administrators and trustees, employer securities issues and ERISA plan issues.
Robbie has experience working with publicly traded corporations and master limited partnerships, private companies and partnerships in various fields, educational institutions, hospitals, governmental entities, churches, closely held companies, boards of directors, compensation committees, and individual executives. He received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and his L.L.M. in Tax from New York University. Robbie is also a Certified Public Accountant.