Employee Benefits

Sherman & Howard’s employee benefits attorneys provide comprehensive advice to clients in structuring and administering all types of employee benefit plans. We provide guidance to clients on compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. We assist clients with the design and implementation of defined benefit and defined contribution plans, employee stock ownership plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, welfare benefit plans, severance plans, and all types of incentive arrangements. Our attorneys routinely advise clients regarding employee benefit matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions. We advise clients of all sizes and types, including governmental employers and multiemployer plans. We represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor in connection with all aspects of their employee benefit programs, including with respect to audits and participation in various voluntary compliance correction programs. We also consult with fiduciaries regarding compliance with their obligations under ERISA and state law. We strive to provide practical advice to clients on the design and administration of their benefit programs while ensuring that their plans comply with the technical legal requirements.