Retirement Plan Webinar by Baker Botts
Baker Botts L.L.P
Mark Bodron is a partner in the Houston office of Baker Botts. His practice concentrates on the areas ofemployee benefitsandexecutive compensation. Mr. Bodron advises clients on all aspects of qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, ESOPs and cash balance plans, nonqualified plans, stock-based plans and deferred compensation and other executive compensation arrangements, including issues related to Section 409A deferred compensation rules and Section 162(m) performance-based compensation. Mr. Bodron’s practice also includes advising clients on health and welfare plan matters, including compliance and reporting issues related to the Affordable Care Act, COBRA and HIPAA. He frequently advises clients on ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters and represents clients before the IRS, DOL and PBGC on matters related to employee benefits.
Eric Winwood’s practice primarily centers on solving employee benefits and executive compensation issues, including issues involving Section 409A deferred compensation rules, Section 280G golden parachute rules, Section 83 equity compensation rules and filings, audits and public disclosures with the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission. He has substantial experience in the energy sector and serves as a member of the Baker Botts Oil and Gas M&A Team. Ericworks with clients on all compensation and benefits matters, including the design and drafting of deferred compensation, retirement, and equity-based compensation plans, and employment, change in control and severance agreements. In addition, Mr. Winwood frequently provides advice on the fiduciary, prohibited transaction and “plan assets” aspects related to establishing, operating and investing in private equity funds and other investment funds. Ericregularly advises companies and their compensation committees on negotiating executive onboarding and exits and structuring executive compensation and benefits that satisfy ISS and Glass Lewis standards.
Krisa Benskin advises clients with respect to the design and implementation ofemployee benefit plansand compensation arrangements. She has wide-ranging experience with all aspects of health and welfare plans, including requirements under ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Ms. Benskin also advises clients with respect to the design and ongoing compliance and tax-qualification of qualified plans, including 401(k) plans and defined benefit plans. Additionally, Ms. Benskin advises clients on a variety of executive compensation matters, including employment and consulting agreements, golden parachute and severance arrangements, deferred compensation and other nonqualified plans and performance-and equity-based compensation arrangements. She regularly assists clients in understanding and managing the employee and benefits plan aspects ofmergers, acquisitionsand divestitures.
Laura McDaniels has nearly twenty years of experience advising private and public companies on compensation and benefits matters. She helps clients navigate the complex interaction of tax, securities, human resource and other considerations that arise with employee compensation arrangements.Laura counsels companies at all stages of their life cycle, from startups to multinational corporations, on both day-to-day matters and transformative events. She also advises boards of directors, individual executives and investors.