"Navigating the ever-changing employee benefits landscape is a daunting task. We help corporations deal with the intricacies of the various federal and state laws to find the best possible solution for all involved."

Alison M. Howard
Employee Benefits & ERISA Chair

Employee Benefits & ERISA

The firm's employee benefits and ERISA claim services are concentrated in two general areas: employee benefits and ERISA litigation. Our ERISA claim attorneys in these two areas work together, sharing information, ideas and resources on client matters, in order to keep abreast of legislative, administrative and judicial developments.

Employee Benefits Practice

Crowe & Dunlevy's Employee Benefits & ERISA Practice Group members represent employers in the design, implementation and administration of all types of employee benefit plans and deferred compensation arrangements. Our attorneys are business-oriented and take a practical approach to ERISA and benefits law. We are thoroughly familiar with the increasingly complex array of statutes, regulations, regulatory guidance and case law governing employee benefit plans. We have specific experience in the following types of matters:

  • Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans
  • Employee stock ownership plans, including leveraged ESOPs
  • Governmental plans
  • Tax sheltered annuities
  • Non-Qualified deferred compensation arrangements
  • Voluntary compliance programs
  • Plan terminations, plan mergers and plan-to-plan transfers
  • Employee welfare benefit matters, including group health plans, 125 cafeteria plans and other fringe benefit plans, HIPAA compliance and COBRA compliance
  • ERISA fiduciary matters
  • Employee benefits matters in business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and divestitures
  • Matters before the U. S. Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • ERISA reporting and disclosure matters
  • Executive compensation and employment agreements
  • Employee benefits matters in bankruptcies and reorganizations

ERISA Litigation Practice

Our ERISA claim attorneys have litigation experience in cases involving:

  • ERISA preemption
  • Insurance benefits
  • Continued medical coverage under COBRA and under state statutes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Wrongful termination for exercising ERISA rights
  • Penalties for failing to furnish information or notice under ERISA and COBRA
  • Wrongful termination, bankruptcy, tort law and subrogation

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