Overview

Thompson Hine's team of Employee Benefits lawyers, with more than 300 years’ collective experience, assists clients every day in complying with the fast-changing, ever-expanding rules and regulations governing retirement plans. Our practice includes lawyers who have experience working for the governmental agencies responsible for issuing regulations, former in-house benefits counsel, and lawyers who regularly present at national benefits conferences. We work proactively with every client to provide service-oriented and efficient advice in areas including:

  • 401(k) plans
  • Defined benefit plans including cash balance plans and pension equity plans
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • 403(b) plans
  • Multiemployer pension plans
  • Puerto Rico qualified plans and trusts
  • Prohibited transactions and trust investments, including company stock
  • Investment management, consulting and service provider agreements
  • Master and common trusts, including reporting and service provider issues
  • IRS and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audits and correction programs
  • Reporting and disclosure requirements
  • Corporate transaction due diligence and negotiation
  • Post-transaction integration issues