Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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Gray Plant Mooty’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team has one of the most robust practices of its kind in the region. With a roster of clients that includes Fortune 500 companies, closely held businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities, the team attracts employers nationwide who seek the highest level of expertise on benefits issues.

Because our clientele includes administrators, plan sponsors, and corporate trustees, we have a great deal of experience with administrative concerns. This helps us provide the best, most practical solutions for your benefits and compensation challenges.

Gray Plant Mooty’s practice encompasses an extensive variety of benefit plans and offers counsel on issues including:

  • 401(k) and profit sharing plans
  • 412(i) plans
  • Benefit compliance, including IRS and DOL voluntary correction procedures and audits
  • Cafeteria plans
  • COBRA and HIPAA
  • Defined benefit and cash balance plans
  • Documentation for benefit plans of all types, including summary plan descriptions and administrative documents
  • ESOP plans and stock bonus plans
  • ESOP transactions
  • Executive compensation arrangements, including incentive compensation and special issues such as intermediate sanction concerns
  • Full range of employee benefit litigation, including benefit claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and multiemployer withdrawal liability claims
  • Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs)/Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • Law changes and emerging benefit issues
  • Mediation of benefit claim disputes
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Nonprofit, tax-exempt, and governmental organizations benefit and compensation arrangements, including tax-sheltered annuities, 403(b) plans, and 457 plans
  • Nonqualified deferred compensation programs (including 409A compliance)
  • Stock-based compensation arrangements
  • Transportation fringe benefit plans

Helping Clients Attract and Keep Good People

Market-leading organizations know that their people are their greatest assets. Incentive programs and reward systems are necessary to attract and retain talented employees. Unfortunately, the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation are fraught with ever-changing rules and restrictions, and employers can easily run afoul of the law creating serious tax consequences.

The Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team at Gray Plant Mooty will work with you to design the incentive programs that best suit your business within this complicated, evolving environment.

Professional Involvement

Gray Plant Mooty's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation attorneys are considered industry leaders and committed to the advancement of the field. To that end, our team's attorneys hold leadership positions in several local professional associations.

  • Employee Benefits Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Advisory Council
  • Minneapolis Pension Council
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