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Michael Lane


St. Louis
314 552 6522 314 552 6522 direct
314 552 7522 fax

Michael's practice is focused on providing practical, comprehensive solutions that meet the business goals of clients in the employee benefits area of human resources law assisting public, private and tax-exempt organizations.

He has experience with a broad range of qualified retirement plan matters, including issues before the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. He has experience drafting and reviewing equity compensation arrangements, employee stock purchase plans and prospectuses and incentive compensation plans. In this capacity, he has consulted with clients on various Section 409A compliance matters. His experience also includes advising employers with respect to employee benefits and executive compensation matters in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.


Employee Benefits Legal Updates

Breaking Developments in Employee Benefits Plans

Employee Benefits Update

Financial Risks Common in Employee Benefit Programs

Thompson Coburn Publications

What employers need to know about the COBRA premium subsidy provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act

New relief for cafeteria plans and flexible spending accounts due to COVID-19

Retirement plan considerations during COVID-19

IRS updates safe harbor 402(f) notices for eligible rollover distributions

Did you consider the COBRA implications of your severance arrangement?

IRS releases final forms for Health Care Reform reporting

The battle over 4062(e) 'facility closure' liability

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down DOMA: What it means for plan sponsors


Co-presenter, "Financial Risks Common in Employee Benefit Programs,"
TCLE, January 29, 2020

"Wellness Programs and HIPAA, the ADA, and the EEOC";
TC Client Seminar, March 2015

"Benefit Issues for Employees in the Hot Box";
TC Client Seminar, March 2014

"Domestic Partner Updates: Supreme Court Overturns DOMA";
Sponsored by WEB, July 2013

"Common Employee Benefits Mistakes and How to Address Them";
TC Client Seminar, March 2013

"Employee Benefits Issues in Acquisitions, Divestitures, and Other Corporate Transactions";
TC Client Seminar, March 2013

"The New EPCRS: Time to Come Clean";
Sponsored by BAMSL, February 2013

"Managing Leaves of Absence";
TC Client Seminar, February 2012

"IRS Determination Letter Program";
Sponsored by BAMSL, October 2011