ERISA / Employee Benefits

At Udall Law Firm we understand the importance of planning for your future and the complexity of navigating a retirement benefits and pension plan. Our attorneys are well versed in understanding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. We are standing by to offer representation and legal counsel for pension plan administrators, fiduciaries, sponsors, related employers, related employee organizations, plan service providers and affiliates for employee benefits, ERISA, tax compliance and executive compensation related matters. With our team of expert labor and employment litigators, we are ready to provide defense and settlement of litigation, when needed. Our attorneys are experienced at handling multi-employer fund litigation, notice litigation and cutback litigation.

Pension
At Udall, our qualified attorneys are able to assist you in the review, analysis, drafting and modification of pension plan documents (including Summary Plan Descriptions) and Trust Agreements. We are able to advise and handle matters regarding defined contribution plans, ESOPs, targeted benefit plans and assistance with compliance under the Pension Protection Act.

ERISA
Our attorneys have the experience and extensive knowledge that is needed to effectively deal with the practical administrative matters and legal issues regarding your retirement benefits and ERISA rights, duties and obligations. We offer assistance with drafting documents and related ERISA forms (such as Form 5500). We know that failure to plan for all contingencies, take all necessary precautions and submit the correct documentation, notices and disclosures can often lead to loss of entitled benefits and legal rights, as well as potential exposure to penalties and civil litigation. We are able to ensure compliance, minimizing your ERISA exposure and preserving your legal rights.

Executive Compensation
Working closely with our multi-disciplinary legal team, we are able to design and provide legal advise on a variety of compensation arrangements including executive employment agreements, golden parachutes, analysis of severance plans, severance agreements and the related implications under the Internal Revenue Code.

In addition, Udall attorneys offer legal counsel regarding compliance with the Internal Revenue Code for Qualified Plans and Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans. This includes application of exemptions and the necessary efforts to obtain private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service.

For more information about this practice area, please contact one of our experienced attorneys listed below.

Marc Cullen Goldsen

MARC CULLEN GOLDSEN – Partner Practice Areas: • Real Estate • Business Transactions • ERISA / Employee Benefits • Indian Law • Construction Law • Water Law Continue reading

Lawrence S. Rollin

LAWRENCE S. ROLLIN – Partner Practice Areas: • Business & Corporate Law • Real Estate, Leasing, Development & Construction Law • Intellectual Property • Mergers & Acquisitions • Employment & ERISA / Employee Benefits • Charitable & Exempt Organizations Continue reading