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Workshop Wrap-Up: Employee Benefits Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions

Advance planning is essential when merging businesses.  One critical aspect of this planning involves consideration of employee benefits issues when structuring the merger or acquisition. Fraser Trebilcock attorney Brian Gallagher addressed some of these key issues during a panel presentation […]


Advance planning is essential when merging businesses.  One critical aspect of this planning involves consideration of employee benefits issues when structuring the merger or acquisition.

Fraser Trebilcock attorney Brian Gallagher addressed some of these key issues during a panel presentation in Birmingham on Tuesday, September 19th. The program, sponsored by the Business Law Section and Tax Sections of the State Bar of Michigan, focused on important employee benefits and retirement matters.

The panelists covered qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefits, nonqualified and executive compensation issues, Code Section 409A and 280G compliance, and severance agreements.

An experienced employee benefits attorney, Brian helps employers navigate the complicated and ever-changing legal landscape of ERISA and the Tax Code. He currently chairs the Employee Benefits Committee of the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section, and was named a ‘2017 Rising Star in Michigan’ by Super Lawyers magazine. To contact Brian, call 517.377.0886 or email bgallagher@fraserlawfirm.com.