Washington University School of Law,
LL.M., Taxation, 1989
Saint Louis University School of Law,
Order of the Woolsack
First Place Severs Writing Competition
Second Place Health Law Writing Competition
Childress Full Scholarship
College of St. Scholastica,
B.A., Management, 1978
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
American Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
Supreme Courts of Missouri and Illinois
Named Lawyer of the Year for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in St. Louis by Best Lawyers, 2015; 2018
Fellow, American College of Employee Benefit Counsel, 2014-Present
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-Present
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2007, 2010-2013
Thompson Coburn LLP
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, LC
During her more than 30 years of legal practice, Lori has been helping clients solve some of the most challenging employee benefit problems.
She advises clients on a wide range of employee benefit matters relating to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and executive compensation, including 409A compensation plans, stock options, incentive arrangements and stock-based plans.
Her strong commitment to client service, coupled with an extensive knowledge of employee benefit law and regulations, plus a genuine appreciation of the economic and market pressures facing employers, enables her to find practical, creative and cost-effective solutions for her clients.
Lori's focus includes not only plan design and drafting, but also plan administration and compliance, and employee benefit issues relating to mergers, acquisitions and other types of corporate reorganizations.
"Section 409A: Top 10 rules for compliant non-qualified deferred compensation"
Thompson Coburn Publications July 2016
"Seven Principles for Implementing a Supplemental Defined Contribution Plan";
The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys Report, February 2013
"Health care exchanges face delayed implementation";
St. Louis Business Journal, July 2013
"Employers prepare for post-DOMA world after Supreme Court ruling";
Missouri Lawyers Weekly, July 2013
"Income Tax Planning and Issues," Chapter 4;
Mo Bar CLE Elder Law Handbook, 2002
"Achieve Greater Certainty Through Pension De-Risking";
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants-- Employee Benefit Plans Conference, April 2014
Speaker, Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Denver Chapter
Speaker, Missouri Society of CPAs
Speaker, Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS) courses
Speaker, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
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