Corporate

Employment

ERISA/Employee Benefits Services

Members of our Employment Group often work closely with members of our Tax Group  in creating, designing, drafting and reviewing benefit plans and arrangements, including plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and employee handbooks. We advise clients with respect to cafeteria plans including dependent care, flexible benefits and premium payment plans.

Our service teams also provide advice regarding employee benefit issues in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and perform due diligence and COBRA compliance work in connection with corporate transactions and employer liquidations. We also provide legal advice to large 401(k) plans in the process of termination, often where the sponsor is in bankruptcy liquidation. 

In crafting and implementing any compensation and benefits plan, we always try to find the simplest and most cost-effective solution that works best for a client, taking into account the inherent complexities of ERISA and employee benefits regulations.  Our goal is to simplify the complex while explaining the costs and benefits of different alternatives in a user-friendly manner.