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Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Impressive capabilities across the breadth of employee benefits and compensation mandates, including dedicated expertise in areas such as health benefits and qualified and nonqualified plans. Broad client roster includes tax-exempt entities and multinational corporations. Acts on all aspects of plan drafting and implementation, as well as regulatory compliance mandates and matters stemming from corporate transactions.

Strengths

Sources describe the firm as "timely, creative and always available."

A source says: "They're easy to work with, work well together and are personable and attentive. They always find answers and provide solid counsel."

Another interviewee says: "Smith Gambrell stands out in the ERISA area."

Work highlights

Represented Fidelity National with the day-to-day administration of its retirement, deferred compensation and health and welfare plans.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Fawbush maintains a strong executive compensation and employee benefits practice, complemented by notable strength in ERISA matters. His practice includes advising on issues arising from M&A, as well as providing compliance counsel and handling plan design.
"He's a terrific lawyer, with years of knowledge." "He has been outstanding. He is very thorough, timely and a very good communicator." "He is very user-friendly and promptly returns calls. His strength is his wealth of knowledge on personnel and compensation issues."

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Overview


SGR’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice has the depth, experience and vision to assist clients with all their needs relating to benefits, compensation and other rewards for their entire workforces.

The practice group routinely provides legal assistance to a wide range of clients, including Fortune 50, 100 and 500 and other public companies; private companies; multi-national companies; hospitals, churches, universities and other tax-exempt entities; compensation and fiduciary committees, and boards of trustees of multiemployer plans. Our clients reflect a diverse mix of industries.

The attorneys in the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and ERISA Litigation Practice assist their clients in every aspect of employee benefits and executive compensation, including day-to-day consulting via telephone and e-mail; designing benefit plans and policies and drafting plan documents; assisting with all aspects of plan operations and corrections; providing training to fiduciary committees and benefit teams; performing vendor searches; and helping clients resolve conflicts through negotiations, claims procedures and litigation.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

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Location

Bank of America Tower

50 North Laura Street

Suite 2600

Jacksonville

Florida

USA

FL 32202

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Andrew Fawbush
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