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Akerman LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded practice with experience across the full gamut of employee benefits and executive compensation issues. Assists clients with the operational and compliance matters pertaining to a wide array of retirement, health and welfare and compensation plans. Also frequently advises clients on benefits and compensation issues relating to corporate transactions as well as assisting with IRS and DOL audits.

Strengths

A client describes Akerman as "top of the line," adding that the lawyers are "always available and quick to respond."

Peers praise the firm for its "excellent benefits reputation" and "really big presence in the state of Florida."

"The team works tirelessly to lead the pack when it comes to advising on the frequently changing legal landscape," says one interviewee, adding: "The team works really well together and is able to find the right person for the job."

Notable practitioners

Beth Alcalde assists clients with ERISA and other compliance issues relating to employee benefit plans.
"She is terrific at coming up with imaginative solutions."

Peter Salomon is a go-to attorney for benefits and compensation issues, stemming from big-ticket corporate transactions, as well as advising on regulatory compliance and broader tax mandates.
"He is extremely reliable and I consider him to be at the very top level of his profession on compliance issues." "He is brilliant in my experience and can deal with the complexity of the tax code and give a really sound explanations."

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Overview

Akerman’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team works with Fortune 500 companies and other public and private entities on ongoing employee benefits compliance matters, including the design and implementation of employer-sponsored benefit plans, compliance with federal regulations, including ERISA and the Affordable Care Act, negotiation of service agreements with outside plan service providers, and internal audits and benefits-related implications of corporate transactions. They also advise clients with respect to targeted audits of benefit plans by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor, and in the case of group health plans, HIPAA-related audits from the Department of Health and Human Services. 

The team works with public and private employer clients on executive compensation matters, and has the capability to analyze the complicated individual and corporate tax ramifications that can result from executive compensation arrangements, including through deferred compensation and incentive compensation programs.

Service Offerings:

  • Qualified and non-qualified stock option plans
  • Stock bonus plans
  • Employee stock ownership plans
  • Deferred compensation and pension plans
  • Profit-sharing plans
  • Severance plans and golden parachutes
  • Cafeteria plans






Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Akerman LLP

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Location

401 East Jackson Street

Suite 1700

Tampa

Florida

USA

FL 33602

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Beth Alcalde
Band 3
Peter Salomon
Band 2