Tax Qualified and Compliant

The firm not only provides guidance and assistance in helping a client to select the most appropriate type of plan, designing and drafting that plan, but will also provide ongoing guidance to ensure that the plan remains tax-qualified, if applicable, and otherwise in compliance with the various governing laws. This means, for example in the case of a health plan, compliance with COBRA, HIPAA as well as other governing laws.

The firm will advise plan officials as to what is means to be a plan fiduciary, the responsibilities imposed by ERISA as well as the conduct that is prohibited. The firm regularly advises both employers, as plan sponsors, as well as TPAs, recordkeepers, and other plan advisors to help to ensure that a plan remains in compliance.

Sample Publications:

Impact of the Proposed Fiduciary Regulations on Various Parties and Arrangements—Journal of Deferred Compensation Nonqualified Plans and Executive Compensation—Volume 21, No. 1, Fall 2015

Dealing with Atypical Assets in Qualified Plans and IRAs—Journal of Taxation, June 2015

Increasing Participation in Contributory Defined Contribution Plans— The Practical Lawyer, February, 2015

Handling Retirement Plan Audits—Practical Tax Strategies, August, 2013

Dealing with the Service Provider Disclosure Requirements—Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance, Summer 2011

Retirement Plan Issues In Dealing With Employees On Active Military Duty—Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Summer, 2010