Melvin H. Pizer

Melvin H. Pizer



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With over 35 years of experience, Melvin H. Pizer is a highly experienced, results oriented attorney who concentrates his practice in tax and employee benefits law.

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Melvin H. Pizer
  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University, 1970
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 1968
  • B.S., University of Rochester, 1965
  • Oklahoma
  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Represented multi-employer retirement plans, welfare benefit funds and apprenticeship and training fund in connection with their mergers with other multi-employer funds including the preparation and negotiation of the merger agreement, drafting notification instruments and guiding the Board of Trustees and the Fund Manager in effecting the merger of the Funds.
  • Examined and negotiated the terms of agreement of insurance contracts, premium stabilization agreements, and experience rating agreements provided to multi-employer benefit funds for the provision of medical benefits, long term care, dental coverage, disability income and vision care.
  • Designed and drafted qualified retirement plans, non-qualified retirement plans, flexible benefit plans, welfare plans, trust agreements and secured tax exempt status and qualification letters from the IRS.
  • Represented numerous Boards of Trustees regarding United States Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits of governmental filing reports including Form 990 Information Tax Returns and Form 5500 Annual Report for retirement plans including the appeal of late filing penalties and interest charges assessed which appeals resulted in the complete abatement of all charges assessed by the government.
  • Organized and prepared documentation needed to set up and operate on a tax exempt basis building corporations which hold real estate for Local Union’s operations and prepared lease agreements for usage of real estate by third parties. Sought and secured tax exemption letters from Internal Revenue Service for building corporations to operate free of income taxation.
  • Rochester Business Journal
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • National Business Institute
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • The Florida Bar Association (Tax Section)