Representation Of Erisa Regulated Employee Benefit Plans And Related Entities

In addition to our representation of international, regional, and local labor organizations, Jennings Sigmond has substantial expertise in the representation of employee benefit plans and a dedicated staff that specializes in the complex governmental regulations that are critical to employee rights.

Our attorneys serve as General Counsel to national and international multi-employer benefit plans, in addition to representing more than 40 other employee benefit plans that have an aggregate value in the billions of dollars. These funds include pension plans, annuity plans, health and welfare plans, apprentice training funds, scholarship funds, and other types of regulated benefit plans.

The law firm’s expertise and experience includes:

  • counseling and advice to Boards of Trustees and Fund fiduciaries;
  • creation and structuring of Employee Benefit Plans;
  • preparation of Trust documents and Benefit Plan documents;
  • research and analytical work in conjunction with Fund consultants, including health consultants, actuaries and auditors; representation and advice on claims and appeals issues;
  • preparation of contractual documents; preparation and analysis of investment related documents;
  • negotiations with insurance providers and other service providers;
  • the representation of the Plan and its Trustees in all forms of claims and contract litigation;
  • the representation of the Plan and Trustees in appellate litigation;
  • bankruptcy matters; Fund mergers and reorganizations;
  • representation in federal taxation and regulatory matters;
  • collection and withdrawal liability matters; and, representation of the Plan or Fund, or its Trustees, in matters involving governmental agencies such as the United States Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

A representative list of the law firm’s employee benefit plan clientele and references are available upon request.