Fiduciary and ERISA Consulting

Plan fiduciaries, such as trustees, plan administrators, administrative and investment committees and company officers and directors are governed by strict and complex ERISA rules and Department of Labor regulations. Trucker Huss assists our clients in carrying out proper corporate and plan governance as well as compliance with the fiduciary requirements for plan investments and administration. […]

Service Provider and TPA Counseling

We serve as ongoing legal counsel and technical advisors for third party administrators, recordkeepers, actuaries, banks and trust companies, investment providers, consultants, insurance benefit providers, and other service providers to employee benefit plans. We understand their business goals and challenges in the complex and quickly evolving field of employee benefits and we help them operate […]

Retirement Plans

A significant portion of the practices at Trucker Huss are devoted to advising our clients on legal compliance issues related to qualified retirement plans. We work with clients of all types and sizes, from Fortune 50 companies, small businesses, professional firms and not for profit organizations to collectively-bargained plans, union-sponsored plans, and public (governmental) plans. […]

Public Sector Union and Association Plans

Trucker Huss provides advice and representation to public-sector union and association health and welfare plans. We also serve as trust counsel to several state-wide legal defense funds and to local public safety association plans. We provide our clients with practical solutions to the problems encountered by these plans, which often requires an understanding of the […]

Multiemployer / Taft-Hartley Plans

The Trucker Huss multiemployer, Taft-Hartley plan practice serves a wide range of clients. We have the distinction of being counsel to the world’s largest multiemployer pension plan as well as counsel to small, single-state and single-employer plans. Representing the Board of Trustees is our primary service for multiemployer plans. We are not an adjunct to […]

Affordable Care Act

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, Trucker Huss has assisted employers, multi-employer trusts, and other plan sponsors (1) understand their obligations, (2) implement changes, notification and filing requirements,(3) prepare for legislative and regulatory changes, and (4) plan for the future. Our attorneys’ efforts have focused on: ACA’s coverage and reform […]

Equity and Executive Compensation

Deferred Compensation Trucker Huss works with many publicly-held companies, and has extensive expertise in the unique rules that affect employees of tax-exempt employers. Our goal is to assist our clients in designing plans that effectively defer the taxation of compensation and to apprise our clients of the tax issues that frequently arise. Equity Compensation We […]

ERISA Litigation

Trucker Huss has a large and sophisticated ERISA litigation practice. When litigation is required on behalf of our clients, we provide substantial experience and expertise gained through more than 35 years of active ERISA litigation, including trial and appellate experience. We also actively aid our clients in avoiding litigation if possible by assisting with the […]

ESOP Litigation

Employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”) provide for investment primarily in employer stock and are a means by which employees of publicly traded and closely held companies may acquire tax-favored ownership of company stock. ERISA’s fiduciary obligations (other than the duty to diversify) govern those who administer ESOP plans and, not surprisingly, the interplay between ESOP […]

ESOPs

Trucker Huss has geared this practice to providing advice on the legal aspects related to the compliance and administration of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). The legal services we provide our clients are enhanced by our knowledge of employee stock ownership issues and the requirements of fiduciary responsibility in the implementation and maintenance of ESOPs. […]

Governmental Plans

We assist many governmental employers with their employee benefit plans and related matters. Our services include acting as counsel for retirement plan and health plan Boards of Trustees and providing advice and representation on legal and compliance matters for any of the employee benefit programs sponsored by a governmental employer including implementation and establishment, mergers, […]

Health and Welfare Plans

Trucker Huss provides a broad array of legal services that are necessary to design, implement and operate the various types of health, welfare, and other fringe benefit plans sponsored by employers and unions. Through our work with plan sponsors, multi-employer trusts, benefits consultants, insurance brokers and third party administrators, our attorneys have acquired extensive experience […]

HIPAA Compliance

The attorneys at Trucker Huss advise employers, multi-employer trusts, other plan sponsors, business associates and vendors on the applicability and requirements of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as amended by the HITECH Act, and their implementing regulations, and applicable state privacy law. Our attorneys’ efforts have focused on: Keeping clients aware of legislative, […]

IRS, DOL and PBGC Plan Audits

Compliance with the numerous legislative and regulatory rules governing employee benefit plans is the cornerstone of the practices at Trucker Huss. Our experience and expertise in reviewing and understanding these rules allows us to offer the highest quality counseling to our clients. Our attorneys frequently interact with the IRS and DOL on public policy issues […]

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate mergers and acquisitions can create complex employee benefits issues. Because we are familiar with a full range of plan types and operations, we have a feel for the practical as well as the technical issues related to a transaction. We also are sensitive to the practical complications that can arise following the closing of […]