The University of Michigan Law School
University of Michigan’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (President, Next Generation Leader)
University of Washington
Foreign Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (Autumn, 2004)
Member, The State Bar of New York
Member, The State Bar of California
Member, District of Columbia Bar
American Bar Association (Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Tax Law Section, Health
Law Section, Labor & Employment Section)
International Foundation of Employee
District of Columbia Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
California State Bar Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Sarah Kanter counsels employers and multiemployer trusts in all aspects of their health and welfare plans.
Her experience includes assisting clients in compliance with the various Federal and state laws applicable to health and welfare plans, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), the Public Health Service Act, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA and Medicare.
Sarah assists clients with drafting plan and trust documents, amendments, and SPDs; analyzing employee-benefit issues relating to all aspects of plan design and funding; analyzing plan administrative, fiduciary and tax issues, including benefit claims and appeals, and income and payroll tax reporting, prohibited transactions, and the complex application of non-discrimination rules; and reviewing service provider agreements.
Sarah has been selected as a Northern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine for both 2017 and 2018. She was also a contributing author regarding coverage requirements for group health plans under the ACA in the BNA Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition.