Member, The State Bar of California
Member, The State Bar of New York
Member, The District of Columbia Bar
Member, The American Bar Association
Member, The California State Bar Association
Member, The Bar Association of San Francisco
Member, The Western Pension & Benefits Council
Member, The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
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, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, FMLA and Medicare.
Sarah assists clients with drafting plan and trust documents, amendments, and SPDs; analyzing employee-benefit issues relating to 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; reviewing service provider agreements; and investment-related matters, including ERISA’s impact on alternative investments. She also regularly advises clients regarding handling employee benefit matters in corporate acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Sarah regularly gives presentations on employee benefits matters to clients and professional organizations. She currently serves as a chapter editor for the BNA Employee Benefits Law treatise, as well as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s Cancer Legal Advocacy Group. Sarah has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, in the area of employee benefits law, every year since 2017.