Practice Areas

Withdrawal Liability

We represent multiemployer pension plans in assessing and collecting withdrawal liability. The stakes are often high due to the complex and highly technical nature of the governing statutory framework and because withdrawal liability often involves high dollar claims.

Our experience includes advising trustees about when to assess withdrawal liability, responding to information requests from employers, and handling arbitrations and civil litigation against employers that refuse to satisfy their withdrawal liability obligations to the plans.

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

  • Counsel to a multiemployer pension plan in withdrawal liability arbitration hearings where the employer challenged the assessment made by the plan trustees;
  • Counsel to a multiemployer pension plan in United States District Court case against a withdraw employer that defaulted on its withdrawal liability obligations;
  • Counsel to a multiemployer pension plan in a Bankruptcy Court adversary proceeding to recover assets fraudulently transferred from withdrawal liability payments;
  • Counsel to a multiemployer pension plan with respect to a Bankruptcy Court administrative expense claim for post-petition withdrawal liability; and
  • Counsel to a multiemployer pension plan in negotiations with an employer about the disclosure of information related to withdrawal liability determinations.