Joshua T. Natzel

Joshua T. Natzel
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  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.752.1041
F 612.371.3207
Patricia A. Shannon
T 612.371.3973
  • Minnesota

Josh Natzel provides practical advice on employee benefit and executive compensation matters.  Josh works with his clients in the design, creation and administration of ESOPs and other retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.  Josh uses skills he developed as a former teacher to help his clients better understand the complexities of ERISA, Internal Revenue Code, Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA and other related employee benefit laws. 

Awards & Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018)
  • Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer (2015)
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2012-2016)
  • Represented ESOP trustee in the acquisition of company shares by the ESOP.
  • Represented ESOP trustee in the sale of company shares to a third party.
  • Represented ESOP trustee in the termination of an ESOP.
  • Represented private equity fund in employee benefit matters related to the acquisition and sale of portfolio companies.
  • Advised a private company on options for providing long-term incentives to key employees and drafted a phantom equity plan and change in control bonuses.
  • Drafted an employee stock purchase plan for a public company.
  • Corrected Code Section 409A failures in nonqualified deferred compensation attangements for a medical device company.
  • Educated 401(k) plan trustees on fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in a 401(k) correction through the DOL's Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program.
  • Negotiated 401(k) recordkeeping and administrative services agreements for a financial institution.
  • Advised and developed strategies for a company with a large number of variable hour employees to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
  • Designed and drafted a health and welfare benefit wrap plan for a public company with multiple entities, locations, and plans.
  • Guided an emerging company with initial employee benefit strategies.
Media & Presentations
News Releases
Legal Alerts
  • Minnesota
Professional & Community


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • ESOP Association, Member
  • Minneapolis Pension Council, Member

Community Involvement

  • Lindquist & Vennum Winter Closet Foundation, Co-President
  • Children's Law Center, Volunteer Attorney
  • Wills for Heroes, Volunteer Attorney
  • Immigrant Law Center, Volunteer Attorney
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.752.1041
F 612.371.3207
Patricia A. Shannon
T 612.371.3973
  • William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law)

    (J.D., cum laude, 2009)

  • Augsburg College

    (B.A., 2002)

  • Minnesota

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