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Tucker Ellis LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Recognized in the market for its handling of a wide range of employee benefits issues. Offers significant expertise in the design and operation of ESOPs, and also experienced in handling ERISA litigation, executive compensation and benefits aspects of M&A. Clients include employers, directors and executives, and ESOP trustees and sponsors.

Strengths

Clients appreciate that the firm has "the bench strength to deal with a wide variety of issues."

One interviewee says: "In addition to legal expertise in the very complex and difficult subject of ERISA and ESOP, the firm has expertise in trial work in this area and a very good approach to litigation."

Work highlights

Represented State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio in a class action brought on behalf of faculty members of Ohio public colleges and universities who opted to participate in a retirement system outside of the state-sponsored retirement system, the Alternative Retirement Plan.

Notable practitioners

Corine Corpora assists clients with qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans and fringe benefit plans as well as executive compensation issues.
"She is very helpful, very collaborative and willing to listen." "She is a wonderful practitioner who is very responsive and provides great client service."

Ronald Stansbury is highly experienced in the representation of a broad range of clients, from individual executives and boards of directors to public, private and tax-exempt corporations.
"He is a tremendous benefits lawyer who advocates for his clients very well."  "He is diligent, effective, thoughtful and great to work with."

Scott Stitt 's work centers on ERISA and employee benefits litigation, ESOP issues and related commercial and employment disputes.
"He is a great litigator." "He is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and practical, and his response time is very quick."

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Overview

Tucker Ellis provides a full range of services, including plan design, amendment, termination, assistance with annual report filings, and drafting Summary Plan Descriptions for welfare benefit and tax-qualified retirement plans. We have substantial experience in amending and restating individually designed, volume submitter, standardized and non-standardized prototype qualified retirement plans to maintain compliance with the IRC. Our clients include proprietorships and family-owned businesses, middle-market businesses and corporations listed on the NYSE, non-profit organizations, and government entities.

We handle IRS and DOL audits involving defined contribution and defined benefit plans. We have handled all aspects of the termination and windup of qualified retirement plans, including notices, participant communication, and IRS and PBGC filings.

We review agreements and advise on stock option plans, executive compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and other benefit programs such as educational assistance plans, medical reimbursement and cafeteria plans, and other tax advantaged welfare benefit plans. 

We have represented the interests of commercial banks lending to ESOP sponsors and the ESOP sponsors as borrowers. We have advised clients regarding the tax-free rollover of ESOP sales proceeds and issues including repurchases of stock options, plan termination, and diversification distributions.

Members

Stitt, Scott (Head of Department)

Corpora, Corine R

Harris, Michael

Jones, Peter

Messeloff, Daniel

Stansbury, Ronald C

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Tucker Ellis LLP

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Location

950 Main Avenue,

Suite 1100,

Cleveland

Ohio

USA

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Ohio

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Corine R Corpora
Band 3
Ronald C Stansbury
Band 2
Scott Stitt
Band 2