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Blank Rome LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Destination practice for advice on benefit and compensation issues. Regularly works with employee-owned businesses, large corporations and individual executives. Able to handle issues relating to retirement, welfare and fringe benefit plans. Strong experience of handling benefits aspects of transactions.

Work highlights

Advised Main Line Health on issues arising from COVID-19, regarding furlough packages and retirement benefits.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Rudolph maintains a top-tier practice and frequently handles complex benefit plan issues arising from corporate transactions. He is also experienced in executive compensation, advising individual directors on employment contracts.
"My experience with Andrew ranks him at the top. He is super-accessible, accommodating and flexible." "He is a star in this area and has some great clients."

Jonathan Clark is head of the group's benefit practice. He carries experience in matters such as the design, implementation and operation of qualified retirement plans.
"Jonathan is a really good benefits lawyer with strong technical and substantive skills." "A very smart and accomplished practitioner."

Michael Kadlec is an experienced counselor with expertise in qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. He is also well versed in drafting equity compensation agreements.

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Overview

•    Known nationally for first-rate benefits/compensation advice
•    Handle counseling, deal support, executive compensation
•    Advise on retirement plans, welfare benefits, fringe benefits, plan investment matters
•    Executive compensation for corporate management and executives
•    Strong transactional practice, advising on benefits aspects of corporate M&A and private equity deals
•    Significant advising of employee-owned businesses and ESOPs
•    Represent large employers (including publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, employee-owned enterprises) throughout the nation on benefits matters
•    National benefits and compensation counsel to large employers; a “destination resource” Comprehensive employee benefits and ERISA support, from design, drafting, and implementation of retirement plans to welfare/fringe benefit plans to health benefits-related work to ERISA litigation and IRS and DOL representation
•    Advise on equity compensation and deferred compensation plans. Act for both management and individual directors on employment agreements, exits, severance agreements, and bonuses
•    We understand the nuances of non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, and have advised them for many years
•    Counsel ESOP-owned companies, and advise on transactions involving ESOPs, including financings
•    Advise on benefits-related due diligence in large transactions and bankruptcies, in which plan issues arise

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department

Blank Rome LLP

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Department location

One Logan Square

130 North 18th Street

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19103-6998

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Pennsylvania

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Andrew J Rudolph
Band 1
Jonathan A Clark
Band 2
Michael A. Kadlec
Band 2