Mr. Yeslow advises clients of diverse industries, size, and business models on the taxation and ERISA rules involved in designing, creating, sponsoring, funding, operating, and administering employee benefits and executive compensation programs. This advice extends to retirement plans; health and welfare plans; ESOPs; qualified and non-qualified equity-based and executive compensation plans; taxation and ERISA compliance; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (health care reform legislation); statutory correction of qualified plan design, operational, or fiduciary breaches; employee benefits and executive compensation in corporate mergers and acquisitions; employee outsourcing and insourcing; governmental filings; plan governance; plan fiduciary counseling; plan committee structure; participant notices and disclosures under the Labor and Tax codes; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Qualified Medical Child Support Orders; and Tax code section 409A.
With in-house and consulting experience, Mr. Yeslow is familiar with working within corporate budgets, timelines, and policies to achieve specifically-defined business objectives. The in-house experience includes lead benefits counsel in global employee transitions and migrations; vendor contract negotiation and drafting; implementation of global stock-based and executive compensation programs; plan implementation and administration; as well as process-driven projects such as tax and ERISA compliance audit reviews, fiduciary processes; HIPAA and COBRA compliance programs and procedures; and Sarbanes-Oxley controls.
During the last twenty-eight years practicing exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee benefits law, Mr. Yeslow has represented two Fortune One companies and other Fortune 100 companies. These diverse experiences provide for a strong understanding of the legal technicalities of employee benefits and executive compensation with practical solutions to the application of these hyper-technical laws and regulations.