Substantial and effective employee benefit programs and executive compensation packages are critical to business success and profitability. Spencer Fane Employee Benefits attorneys strike a balance between helping our clients create cutting-edge benefit packages that attract and retain top talent while protecting their operations and minimizing risk to their businesses. We translate complex benefits issues into understandable decision points, allowing business leaders to take advantage of opportunities while remaining on the right side of the regulations.
We advise employers, fiduciaries, Taft-Hartley funds, and benefit service providers (such as consultants, brokers, and record keepers) on the full spectrum of benefit plan issues. Our service model is premised on understanding our clients’ businesses. We work directly with HR professionals, C-level executives, and business owners so they can make informed decisions on their retirement, health, executive compensation, and other benefit plans. Our team keeps clients up-to-date with changes in ERISA and the tax code and other relevant laws. We offer proactive advice based on emerging trends in highly regulated areas ranging from healthcare reform to 401(k) plan rules.
The largest private source of wealth in the United States is housed in employer-sponsored retirement plans. With that in mind, our attorneys help craft plans that receive favorable tax treatment, while shielding officers and employees from personal liability. We also provide fiduciary training and risk mitigation that helps clients avoid costly mistakes related to regulatory risks.
Our Employee Benefits areas of focus include: