Counsel

Mia Butzbaugh

Mia Butzbaugh has more than 15 years of experience in employee benefits law and specializes in representing multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans. Ms. Butzbaugh has served as general counsel to many types of multiemployer plans, from large pension plans with alternative investments to small vacation plans, from plans terminated by mass withdrawal to […]

Joelle Tavan

Joelle concentrates her practice on qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans (such as 401(k), profit sharing, ESOPs and money purchase pension plans), and plans of tax-exempt entities and public employers. Joelle advises public and private employers on all aspects of the design, operation, and compliance of their tax qualified retirement […]

Barbara Pletcher

Barbara has over 30 years of experience as an employee benefits attorney. Her practice currently focuses on design and compliance issues related to pension, 401(k), health and welfare, and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. She is well acquainted with complexities generated by legacy pension plans and with technical issues involved in administering VEBA Trusts and cafeteria […]

Jahiz Noel Agard

Jahiz concentrates his practice in the areas of health and welfare plans and qualified retirement plans. He assists clients in drafting plan documents, amendments, SPDs, and memoranda of understanding; resolving ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance issues; reviewing appeals to denied claims; and addressing various litigation matters (including multiemployer plan withdrawal liability). Jahiz previously served […]