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Howard S. Kirkpatrick

Phone: 410-321-9000
Fax: 410-321-6270

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.


  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
    Order of the Coif
    Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse Journal of International Law
  • Saint Anselm College (B.A., cum laude)

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Florida

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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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