Employee Benefits

Blitman & King’s Employee Benefits Law Practice group includes approximately a dozen attorneys, as well as several other professionals, who devote their efforts to all types of ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation matters. As a leader in the employee benefits industry, we use our comprehensive knowledge and technical skills to assist our clients with complex and significant benefit matters.

Our experience covers virtually all aspects of employee benefits law, including tax-qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans; non-qualified deferred compensation plans; insured and self-insured welfare benefit plans (including health, life insurance, disability, and individual account plans); cafeteria plans; executive compensation arrangements; and employment agreements.

Awards

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Who’s Who Legal Awards

Charter Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Former Chairs of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

New York Super Lawyers

Former Chairs of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

Former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committe

AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Highlights

  • Serve as counsel to multi-billion dollar pension funds.
  • Successfully designed, created and obtained regulatory approval of a cutting-edge welfare benefit plan with multiple employer participation.
  • Negotiated a severance package and agreement for a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company.
  • Successfully defended a multi-employer pension plan against the U.S. Department of Justice, having several hundred thousand dollars in penalties abated.
  • Serve as counsel to the employee benefit plans of professional athletes.
  • Established non-qualified deferred compensation plans for tax-exempt entities with significant assets.
  • Serve as counsel to VEBAs with individual assets exceeding $500 million.
  • Negotiated an employment agreement for a senior executive in conjunction with a change-in-control.