Howard Kirkpatrick’s practice focuses on employee benefits law, including all aspects of ERISA. He has experience in designing, drafting, and providing advice regarding plan administration and compliance for all types of employee benefit and executive compensation programs, including tax-qualified and non-tax-qualified retirement and deferred compensation plans (such as 401(k) plans, 403(b), 451, 457, and employee stock purchase plans) and health and welfare benefit plans.
Howard has considerable experience advising employee benefit plan service providers (such as record-keepers, plan administrators, and investment advisors) in connection with their services to their clients. In addition, he has experience with collectively bargained multiemployer plans (“Taft-Hartley plans”). Howard also advises clients regarding the employee benefit issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions.