Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation

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.

Attorneys in the SGR Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice are proactive in ensuring their clients remain informed of the most recent developments. They also provide leadership to their clients’ executives and benefits teams to help them determine the best approach for their companies.

These SGR attorneys understand that the benefits and compensation laws and regulations are highly technical in nature. They work within those technical rules to create practical business solutions to satisfy each client’s unique objectives, assisting clients through the maze of statutory and regulatory requirements. At SGR, there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach.

The attorneys in the SGR Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice have substantial experience, with depth of coverage in each significant subspecialty within the benefits and compensation areas. These subspecialties include:

  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Nonqualified Retirement Plans
  • Health & Welfare Plans (including ACA, COBRA, and HIPAA)
  • Wellness Plans
  • Executive Agreements
  • Executive Compensation
  • Securities Laws (related to benefits)
  • Taxation of Benefits and Compensation
  • M&A Transactions
  • Equity Plans and Awards
  • Multiple Employer Plans
  • Multiemployer Plans
  • Church Plans
  • Benefits for Tax-Exempt Entities
  • De-Risking Pension Plans
  • Federal, State and Local Leave Laws
  • ERISA Litigation Avoidance
  • ERISA Litigation

Each attorney in this practice group concentrates on specific subspecialties within Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation areas. This concentration helps ensure that SGR clients receive superior, responsive and practical services provided in an efficient and timely manner.

An unyielding principle in the SGR Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice is that our attorneys work closely together in a collaborative manner. Matters are performed by attorneys who concentrate in the subspecialty involved. If one of our attorneys has helped another client resolve an issue, his or her knowledge is shared with other attorneys in the firm.  When the same or similar issue arises for another client, we work together to provide a solution in an efficient manner. In other words, we work collaboratively to avoid reinventing any wheels and to produce a superior work product.

The attorneys in SGR’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice have reasonable hourly rates, but this is only one factor in determining the actual fee amount. By taking a practical approach, having attorneys perform services in the subspecialties in which they concentrate, and working collaboratively, our attorneys work efficiently, yielding superior services and reasonable fees.  We also use flat fee and other alternative fee arrangements.

SGR Fiduciary Institute:

SGR maintains a Fiduciary Institute within its Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice. This institute combines multiple disciplines within the practice group to focus more intently on and to showcase industry leadership on some of the most significant issues that companies face in the benefits area. Learn more.