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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Barber, Niccolo F.

Barber, Niccolo F.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2181
barbern@lanepowell.com
Day, Craig A.

Day, Craig A.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.654.7819
dayc@lanepowell.com
Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2148
haglundk@lanepowell.com
Reilly, D. Michael

Reilly, D. Michael

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7051
reillym@lanepowell.com
Spencer, Cliff E.

Spencer, Cliff E.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2197
spencerc@lanepowell.com
Stephenson-Kuhn, Leigh D.

Stephenson-Kuhn, Leigh D.

Of Counsel
Portland
503.778.2110
stephensonl@lanepowell.com

Lane Powell’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice has been highly ranked in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers annual “Best Law Firms” survey for its work in ERISA law. Our employee benefits attorneys advise and counsel clients on the full range of issues that may arise in the design, implementation and administration of:

  • Retirement plans, including pension, profit sharing, 401(k), 403(b), 457, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs);
  • Health and welfare plans, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident and disability plans as well as cafeteria/125 plan funding arrangements;
  • Equity-based plans, such as stock option plans, employee stock purchase plans and other equity-based compensation programs;
  • Executive compensation plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation, supplemental executive retirement plans, and the integration of the various equity-based programs into these plans; and
  • Severance plans, including plans for key executive groups, reductions-in-force and discretionary severance plans.

The standard services for employee benefits clients of Lane Powell demonstrate the broad scope of matters that we cover. They include the following general services:

  • Provide ongoing legal advice based on an understanding of federal and state laws that may impact benefit plans and their administration;
  • Respond to questions relating to our clients’ plans and prepare legal analyses and opinions outlining required actions or options available;
  • Upon a client’s request, attend meetings of plan committees or fiduciaries, or the plan sponsor’s board of directors, present opinions and analyses and respond to questions from attendees. We also have been called upon to assist in drafting minutes for meetings attended to ensure that plan and corporate matters are properly considered and documented;
  • Advise clients as to changes in the laws impacting either plan design or administration and assist their team in developing an appropriate course of action responding to such changes;
  • Upon request, represent plans, fiduciaries and plan sponsors in benefits-related litigation arising out of benefits claims, plan administration, fiduciary matters and design decisions; and
  • Maintain files for fiduciary matters separately from files for corporate benefit matters, including the preparation of separate bills and physical segregation of files for correspondence, notes and documents.

To that end, we have been called upon to assist clients more specifically in the following areas:

  • Plan and Trust Structure, Governance and Documents
  • Compliance With Federal Benefits Law
  • Compliance With State Law
  • Investment
  • Executive Benefits
  • Service Provider Contracts
  • Benefit Eligibility and Review of Denied Claims
  • Litigation by or Against Trust

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Barber, Niccolo F.

Barber, Niccolo F.

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2181
barbern@lanepowell.com
Day, Craig A.

Day, Craig A.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.654.7819
dayc@lanepowell.com
Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Haglund, Kenneth R. Jr.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2148
haglundk@lanepowell.com
Reilly, D. Michael

Reilly, D. Michael

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7051
reillym@lanepowell.com
Spencer, Cliff E.

Spencer, Cliff E.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2197
spencerc@lanepowell.com
Stephenson-Kuhn, Leigh D.

Stephenson-Kuhn, Leigh D.

Of Counsel
Portland
503.778.2110
stephensonl@lanepowell.com

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

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08.17.2016
06.17.2015
02.19.2015
11.04.2014
08.18.2014
07.09.2014
06.17.2014
11.12.2013
11.01.2013
08.15.2013
07.10.2013
08.28.2012
07.10.2012
06.20.2012
07.11.2011
11.11.2010
08.05.2010
11.12.2009
07.30.2009
11.07.2008

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

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07.01.2015
03.04.2015
07.03.2013
02.27.2013
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01.15.2010
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02.17.2009
10.01.2008
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10.04.2004
05.28.2004
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