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ERISA

In today's competitive and global marketplace, employee benefits are an increasingly important part of the compensation package offered by employers. As an outgrowth of our employment and labor practice specialty, we provide a cutting-edge employee benefits litigation team that represents insured parties in matters arising under the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA").

Employee benefit plans and the laws that govern them, particularly ERISA, are complex and constantly evolving. By combining the experience of seasoned ERISA veterans with creative "outside the box" litigation strategies, we have been extremely successful in representing clients in these and other employee benefits matters:

  • Pensions
  • 401(k)
  • Profit sharing
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Long term disability
  • Health insurance
  • Severance pay plans
  • Vacation pay
  • Sick pay

When a client is denied benefits, we employ the talents and resources of our top-notch litigators, the latest technology and an ERISA paralegal and staff to develop an aggressive case strategy against the offending insurance company.

Our employee benefits team also offers a wide range of compliance-related services to employers and non-profits, particularly in helping such entities understand their daunting obligations under the new HIPAA privacy regulations. We also provide consultation services to corporations in perfecting their rights against large insurance companies, third-party administrators and trust companies, as well as filing the appropriate tax forms and responding to IRS deficiency letters.