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Joshua T. Natzel


4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 752-1041
F (612) 371-3207

Josh is a member of Lindquist & Vennum’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Employment Law Practice Group. Josh’s practice includes providing advice on issues related to retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, wellness programs, and incentive-compensation arrangements. Josh also assists clients with a broad range of employment matters, such as employment contracts and wage-and-hour compliance.

Before joining Lindquist & Vennum, Josh was a teacher in Los Angeles, California and San Jose, Costa Rica.

Representative Experience
  • Advising employers and providers on maintaining compliance with ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform), HIPAA, COBRA, and other related laws
  • Drafting and amending plan documents and summary plan descriptions
  • Designing and drafting equity, phantom equity and deferred compensation plans
  • Drafting transaction documents for the purchase and sale of companies to ESOPs
  • Conducting comprehensive employee benefits due diligence during corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Auditing and drafting employee handbooks, policies, and employment and independent contractor agreements

Community Involvement
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Attorney
  • Children's Law Center, Volunteer Attorney