Employee Benefits & ERISA

WHP’s Employee Benefits & ERISA practice group is known for its extensive experience in developing tax-qualified retirement and employee welfare benefit plans that emphasize the development of strategic solutions that achieve the maximum benefits for owners while also providing desirable benefits for employees. The group maintains a strong focus on the following employee benefit plan and ERISA related issues, among many others:

  • Employee Benefit Plan Design, Implementation, Compliance, and Termination, Including Tax-Qualified Retirement and Employee Welfare Benefit Plans
  • Employee Benefit Issues in Business Transactions
  • Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor Audits and Investigations
  • Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor Voluntary Compliance Procedures
  • ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility and Prohibited Transactions
  • Controlled Group and Affiliated Service Group Analysis
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Collectively-Bargained and Multi-Employer Pension Plans
  • 401(K) Plans, Including Safe Harbor Plans
  • Profit-Sharing Plans, Including Cross-Tested Plans
  • Pension Plans, Including Defined Benefit and Cash Balance Plans
  • Health and welfare benefit plans
  • Retirement plan distributions
  • Retirement plan terminations
  • Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability Issues