Competition among employers to attract the best employees and executives remains fierce regardless of the economic climate. One way to attract such talent is to offer employee benefit plans and executive compensation packages, which meet or exceed your competition. Archer provides a full array of competitively priced services relating to employee benefit plans and executive compensation. Archer can work with you to implement creative and tax-favored benefits tailored to attract and retain talented labor and key employees. Whether you are a sole proprietorship, closely held family business, publicly traded company or nonprofit organization, we can design plans to have more money in your and your employees’ pockets.
Archer provides its clients with a wide variety of legal services. With expertise in tax, securities and corporate law, we can provide counseling in areas such as structuring, design, drafting, formation, administration, regulatory compliance and termination of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, cafeteria plans, other welfare benefit plans and fringe benefit programs. We also provides advice concerning benefit plans in connection with corporate mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, fiduciary responsibilities, error correction, ERISA matters, prohibited transaction issues, and representation before federal governmental agencies (such as the IRS, PBGC, and the DOL) with jurisdiction over employee benefit plans. In the area of executive compensation, this practice group can work with you to develop, negotiate and memorialize equity compensation arrangements, option agreements, nonqualified deferred compensation agreements and executive employment agreements to assure key personnel will be a part of your company well into the future. Finally, if your benefits become the subject of a dispute or litigation, we also provide guidance and representation dealing with topics which include individual claims, class-action cases, benefit claims, challenges to plan qualification and alleged fiduciary breaches.