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Employers of all kinds – public and private entities, governmental employers, and tax-exempt organizations – rely on Krieg DeVault for customized employee benefit and executive compensation solutions. We also frequently represent plan trustees, third-party administrators, and benefit consultants, including those involved with all types of retirement and welfare plans. Our lawyers include Certified Employee Benefits Specialists and former benefit consultants. We understand the legal and practical issues involved in complex benefit plans, from design and implementation to ongoing administration and plan audits, both internal and initiated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or Department of Labor (DOL). We also work closely with employers to help them contain benefit costs, particularly as they relate to health care.  Because we work with all types of employers and plans, we can spot potential problems in employee benefits and executive compensation programs and develop solutions. We strive to assist our employers in avoiding rather than correcting problems. We do this through due diligence during merger and acquisition activities, counseling clients on their fiduciary obligations, and helping to document processes. When a problem does arise, we have lawyers experienced in handling ERISA litigation and governmental audits and penalty assessments. Our compliance team works with employers to correct plan defects and administrative errors. Our lawyers also identify innovative techniques to meet the deferred incentive and equity-based compensation needs of business owners and executives.

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