Controlled Group Liability and Successor Employer Rules: ERISA and IRC Provisions, Limiting Claims, Seller Liability
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide benefits counsel, advisers, and plan administrators guidance on the requirements and limitations of the controlled group liability and successor employer rules under ERISA, the IRC, and the case law, as well as methods to limit claims and reduce the risk of buyer liability.
- The impact of significant cases regarding successor liability
- Controlled group liability: unfunded pension liability and PBGC claims, plan withdrawal liability, and more
- Successor liability under common law, ERISA, and the IRC
- Best practices in minimizing liability in buyer asset purchase deals
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Controlled group liability litigation claims by multiemployer plans and the PBGC, including claims against entities outside the U.S.
- Determining what constitutes a "controlled group" and "trades or businesses"
- Theories of successor liability and methods to limit risk to buyers in an asset sale
Taylor Wedge French
Mr. French's employee benefits practice covers a wide-range of traditional executive compensation and employee... | Read More
Mr. French's employee benefits practice covers a wide-range of traditional executive compensation and employee benefits matters along with a variety of inter-disciplinary practice areas and industries that are affected by executive compensation and employee benefits laws. He works with clients to design, implement and maintain equity compensation plans, long-term incentive plans, bonus programs and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements for executives, employees and non-employee directors. He has extensive experience in the creation and maintenance of all manner of tax-qualified retirement plans and advises and negotiates executive compensation and employee benefits matters relating to private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.Close
Robert B. Wynne
Mr. Wynne practices in the firm's tax and employee benefits department, where he advises public and private... | Read More
Mr. Wynne practices in the firm's tax and employee benefits department, where he advises public and private clients with respect to the design and administration of retirement and welfare plans, compensation arrangements, and compliance requirements. He is a published author on employee benefits issues.Close