ERISA Practice

Smith & Downey represents a diverse group of clients, including retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, financial institutions, investment advisors, insurance companies, and insurance professionals that render investment and other services to employee benefit plans. The firm’s attorneys provide clients with a complete range of advice concerning the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), including ERISA’s fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules. Among other things, this advice includes selection and monitoring of plan service providers (including the review of service provider agreements), compliance with participant fee disclosure requirements and service provider disclosure requirements, and ERISA section 404(c) compliance.

The firm’s attorneys regularly assist clients with ERISA reporting and disclosure requirements, including summary plan descriptions (SPDs), Form 5500s, summary annual reports (SARs), compliance notices and forms, and electronic delivery requirements.

Smith & Downey's ERISA practice is an element of the firm's nationwide work in employee benefits and executive compensation law. For additional information, contact Smith & Downey.

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Fiduciary Training
Date: August 27, 2019
Barry Downey will be a panelist at the Fiduciary Training session for fiduciaries of governmental employer plans (non-ERISA governed) and tax exempt e… Read More
Adam Meehan will be featured as a speaker at a Worldwide Employee Benefits Network event hosted at the Loyola Graduate Center, Timonium Campus on Sept… Read More
Adam Meehan will be featured as a speaker at the SHRM 2019 Annual Legal and Legislative Conference hosted by Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown,… Read More

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