ERISA and Employee Benefits

Employee benefit plans offer employers the opportunity to compensate and provide incentives for their workforces. The Firm works with employers to design and implement employee benefit plans appropriate for their employees and to operate these plans within the complex legal and regulatory environment that applies to such plans.

Our Services
Johanson Berenson LLP is recognized internationally for its experience and expertise in ERISA and the employee benefits law and practice. The Firm’s work encompasses all aspects of ERISA, employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”), executive compensation, stock options and equity incentives, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, COBRA health care continuation coverage, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other laws relating to employee benefits.

The Firm’s expertise and dedication to this area of the law benefits a wide variety of clients, including trustees, fiduciaries, plan sponsors and employee benefits professionals. The Firm’s attorneys have unsurpassed experience counseling regarding a wide variety of issues under ERISA, including defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution pension plans (including ESOPs, eligible individual account plans and 401(k) plans) and health and welfare benefit plans. The Firm has designed and implemented hundreds of employee benefit and pension plans under applicable U.S. Department of Labor regulations and the employee benefit provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Some of the specialized services the Firm provides for our clients are as follows:


Trustee and Fiduciary Responsibilities

Mergers and Acquisitions

Third Party Contracts

Retirement Plans and Insolvency

Independent Fiduciary Services

Employee Benefits Litigation