Charles A. Storke

(415) 788-3111  
(415) 421-2017  
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Education

  • J. D.,1970
    Hastings College of the Law
    University of California, San Francisco
    Class Valedictorian
    Order of the Coif; Editor-in Chief, Hastings Law Journal
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, 1967
    University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Career

  • 1996 - Present
    Director (Of Counsel prior to 1998)
    Trucker Huss
    San Francisco, California
  • 1970 - 1996
    Associate & Partner
    Pillsbury Madison & Sutro
    San Francisco, California

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, American Bar Association (member of Employee Benefits Committee for the Section of Taxation)
  • Member, Western Pension & Benefits Council
  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
    Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • Member, Steering Committee
  • Member, National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans

Mr. Storke has over 30 years of experience in the employee benefits field, and specializes in representing regional, state-wide and local multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans, including the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund, the largest Taft-Hartley trust in the United States.

With this background, Mr. Storke has developed substantial expertise in reconciling the diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives, interests and opinions of the individual trustees serving multiemployer plans so they can overcome the inherent conflicts that arise when trustees are selected by contributing employers and union bargaining representatives and reach a collective decision that conforms to the fiduciary standards of the governing law.

Mr. Storke has considerable knowledge and experience with tax-qualification and other Internal Revenue Code issues for multiemployer pension plans.  He has been instrumental in designing and implementing a hybrid defined benefit-defined contribution multiemployer pension plan structure that gives Taft-Hartley trustees wide flexibility in maintaining negotiated pension levels while providing significant allocations to individual accounts for participants.

Mr. Storke has counseled trustees of financially troubled pension plans on their responsibilities under the funding provisions of the Pension Protection Act and the parties who sponsor those plans on the implications of those funding requirements for their labor negotiations.  He was directly involved in crafting the multiemployer funding relief provisions of the Pension Relief Act of 2010. Mr. Storke has been continually listed as a Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in San Francisco by Super Lawyers since 2004.

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