Practice Overview

Retirement Plans

  • Defined benefit pension plans
  • Money purchase pension plans
  • Profit-sharing plans, including “new comparability” plans
  • Savings and thrift plans
  • Section 401(k) plans, including safe harbor section 401(k) plans
  • Leveraged and non-leveraged ESOPs, including KSOPs
  • Target benefit plans
  • Cash balance plans
  • Age-weighted plans
  • Section 403(b) plans
  • Section 457 plans
  • IRAs/Roth IRAs/SEPs
  • Master/prototype plans
  • Group trusts

Welfare Benefit Plans

  • Group health and medical reimbursement plans
  • Life insurance and disability plans
  • Cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts
  • Dependent care assistance plans
  • VEBAs
  • Qualified transportation fringe benefit plans
  • Other employee fringe benefit plans

Executive Compensation

  • Nonqualified deferred compensation (including SERPs and excess benefit plans)
  • Rabbi and secular trusts

Legal Analysis of

  • Employee benefits aspects of business mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • ERISA and other benefits-related litigation
  • Nondiscrimination issues, including sections 401(a)(4),401(a)(26) and 410(b)
  • Plan terminations
  • Prohibited transactions
  • Fiduciary issues
  • COBRA & HIPAA compliance issues
  • HIPAA issues, including privacy rules
  • Retirement plan distribution issues
  • Securities law issues, including Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act
  • Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
  • Qualified medical child support orders (QMCSOs)
  • Massachusetts state law relating to benefits

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