Brian has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on the design, administration, and tax aspects of their executive compensation and general employee benefit programs. This aspect of his practice includes qualified and nonqualified plans, equity-based and other incentive programs, and a variety of other compensatory arrangements. Brian’s practice also encompasses the executive compensation and benefit aspects of business acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and spin-offs, including transitional matters, parachute arrangements, plan asset and liability transfers, and related issues.
Brian has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, and has extensive experience handling fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters. His practice also involves resolving matters relating to operational defects in qualified plans. In addition, he has worked on significant investment fund transactions, both to attract funds from ERISA-covered investors and to assist benefit plans desiring to participate in such funds. His clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, and tax-exempt employers who engage in a variety of industries, including energy, manufacturing, airline, and health care.
Brian has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in Employee Benefits Law since 2006.