Lindquist & Vennum's benefits attorneys provide public, private and tax-exempt entities a wide range of services related to the adoption, amendment, administration, and funding of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. We also advise plan sponsors, plan committees, investment funds, record keepers, and investment advisors in fiduciary and governance matters.
We counsel large, national employers in a broad range of design and compliance issues concerning health and welfare plans—including medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, disability, life, severance, and wellness. In addition, our national ESOP practice facilitates the tax-favored transfer of employer stock to employees, and represents independent trustees, sellers, ESOP companies, and their employee owners in related legal and transactional matters.
Our attorneys frequently design, draft and counsel clients in executive, deferred compensation and stock-based plans, including traditional supplemental and excess pension and phantom equity plans, change in control and severance arrangements. We also represent companies and executives in employee benefits and stock-based arrangements in connection with acquisitions, sales and corporate restructurings.