Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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Our attorneys provide a full range of services in connection with the establishment and maintenance of all types of employee benefit and executive compensation plans.

With over 100 years of combined experience, our professionals are nationally recognized for their depth and breadth of experience and expertise in the benefits area. All of our group's shareholders are listed in Best Lawyers in America, and together they make up one of the largest employee benefits practices in the Southeast. Recently, our practice was named #1 in Tampa and #1 in Florida by Best Lawyers in America.

We provide equity compensation, executive compensation, and fiduciary advice, as well as representation before various federal agencies. We also serve as benefits counsel to companies involved in merger and acquisition transactions.

We represent public and private companies, tax-exempt organizations, professional employer organizations (PEOs), professional associations and financial institutions, both within Florida and throughout the country.


“The service is excellent. They are knowledgeable, very responsive and I also appreciate their reflection on the business aspects.” Client quote, Chambers USA 2024.

"The firm provides excellent guidance and support on complicated ERISA issues. It is especially strong on providing background and straightforward advice on our issues." Client quote, Chambers USA 2023.

"The firm always takes a logical approach to the legal aspects and some benchmarking inputs along with business-friendly options." Client quote, Chambers USA 2023.

"It has been a very positive experience working with the team. I have a lot of confidence in the work they do and think highly of them." Client quote, Chambers USA 2022.

"The firm's strengths are timeliness of responses, quality of response and having a balanced legal and business approach to difficult matters." Client quote, Chambers USA 2021.


We have assisted clients in the following areas:

  • Negotiating significantly reduced penalties assessed by the IRS under the employer shared responsibility provisions of the ACA. In one such instance, the client had been assessed penalties of over $2 million dollars which were reduced to $0.
  • Guided a large hospital system of over 20,000 lives through several retirement plan mergers which included defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, and nonqualified plans.
  • Successfully defended a client against an attempted lawsuit alleging that the plan fees were excessive.


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