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Hill Ward Henderson

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

1 ranked lawyersBand 1FloridaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly sought-out employee benefits practice, with experience advising on all aspects of benefit plan design, amendment and operation. Knowledgeable about a wide array of employee benefit plans, including retirement, fringe benefit and health and welfare plans. Assists clients with ERISA disputes as well as in connection with IRS plan examinations. Frequently advises clients in the healthcare space, among others.

Strengths

A client comments: "The firm's strengths are timeliness of responses, quality of response and having a balanced legal and business approach to difficult matters."

Market sources describe Hill Ward Henderson as "a very good firm with highly regarded lawyers."

Work highlights

Advised Asbury Automotive on employee benefits matters pertaining to its acquisition of twelve new vehicle franchises from Park Place, which added 1,300 employees to the company. The firm advised on amendments to the plan to reflect changes to benefits coverage and retirement plan contributions.

Notable practitioners

Alton Ward maintains a top-drawer employee benefits practice. He attracts a broad client roster with his handling of contentious and noncontentious matters, advising on regulatory disputes as well as the creation and implementation of benefits plans.
"He is an outstanding employee benefits lawyer."

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Alton C Ward
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