Our attorneys have a diversity and depth of legal and practical experience in employee benefits law, which includes ERISA and non-ERISA design, documentation, administration, audit, litigation, termination and qualification of all employee health and welfare and pension plans for both public and private employers, including 401(k), Cafeteria (125), ESOPs, Profit-Sharing, Money Purchase Pension, Defined Benefit Pension, 403(b) (tax sheltered annuity, tax deferred annuity), nonqualified deferred compensation (including 457(b) and 457(f), and 409A), individual retirement accounts (IRA), supplemental executive retirement, stock options, health, COBRA, health savings accounts, retiree health plans and other post employment benefits (OPEB), short and long term disability (STD/LTD), auto leasing, and day care assistance plans.
The attorneys in this practice area also sponsor various prototype retirement plans and prepare both interim amendments and discretionary amendments for all plan types as well as counsel with Plan fiduciaries on ERISA and state law obligations. Additionally, we represent clients before various agencies involved in employee benefit regulation, including Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits, IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System and the preparation of Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP) submissions, DOL Voluntary Fiduciary Compliance Program, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and the Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act compliance and audit.
Our attorneys primarily represent employers and fiduciaries, banks and trust departments, and third party administrators in these areas. We represent local governmental entities with regard to their employee plans.
The attorneys who practice in these areas of law are:
William E. Mason
Kathy D. Aslinger
Ashley N. Trotto
Zack R. Gardner
For more information on Pension and Employee Benefits, please contact us at (865) 546-7311 or select an attorney above to contact them directly.