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Employee benefit plans are a significant component of any compensation package. Well designed and competitive employee benefit plans are critical for attracting and retaining key talent and achieving business and human resource objectives. Efficient, cost-effective plans create value for business owners or shareholders. Many laws enacted in the last few decades, from ERISA to health care legislation, subject such plans to highly complex and comprehensive rules and regulations that employers must deal with to maintain such plans successfully.

Our attorneys provide a full range of legal services relating to the laws affecting employee benefit plans. We provide creative and practical solutions to the employee benefit problems and objectives of our clients. We take a pro-active approach, keeping our clients informed of changes in the law affecting their benefit plans through newsletters and direct communication. We monitor and update existing plans to maintain compliance in the fast-changing regulatory environment.

We work with a diverse group of clients, both public and private, that sponsor a wide variety of employee benefit plans, ranging in size from as few as one participant to more than 100,000 participants. We serve companies across the U.S. For example, we are employee benefits counsel to a major consumer products company headquartered in New York.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized in the area of Employee Benefits and ERISA litigation. Several members of our team have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, and our practice chair is a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.


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