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Palmieri & Eisenberg
475 Wall Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

1940 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 609-497-0400
Direct: 609-471-7679

Francis W. Palmieri, J.D., CPA, LL.M.

Professional History Palmieri & Eisenberg, 1993 to Present. Founding partner of a law firm that limits its practice to tax and ERISA employee benefits and employment related matters.

Price Waterhouse, 1991 to 1993. Senior Manager and Practice Leader for the Employee Benefits Practice in the Philadelphia Region.

McMoran & Palmieri, P.C., 1989 to 1991. Partner in charge of employee benefits matters with an employee benefits and labor law firm.

Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, 1986 to 1989. Senior attorney responsible for all employee benefit matters.

Drinker, Biddle & Reath, 1984 to 1986. Attorney in the employee benefits department.

Ernst & Whinny, 1982 to 1984. Tax and employee benefits attorney.

Range of Experience Extensive experience in both tax and ERISA employee benefit and employment matters, including the establishment, operation and termination of qualified retirement plans for public and privately held companies; tax and ERISA fiduciary matters; implementation and review of executive compensation and equity compensation programs; nonqualified deferred compensation plans for taxable and tax-exempt organizations, including Section 409A; healthcare cost containment and design of self-insured and Section 125 cafeteria plans; U.S. and foreign compensation programs; mergers and acquisitions; retiree medical and COBRA issues; HIPAA compliance; employee benefits and employment litigation; and employment matters relating to corporate downsizings, union negotiations, preparation of employee handbooks, employee terminations and investigations, and a broad range of tax and human resource matters.
Professional Licenses Attorney at Law in New York (1983), Pennsylvania (1984), New Jersey (1986) and District of Columbia (2009).

Certified Public Accountant.

Education B.S. (Accounting), St. John's University School of Business Administration, 1979 (Magna Cum Laude).

J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 1982 (Dean's List 1979 to 1982).

LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law, 1985.

Professional and
Business Affiliates
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Active Member of the Employee Benefits Committee.

Chairman, Real Property Probate and Trust Section, Committee on Qualified Retirement Plans (2008 to present).

Vice Chairman, Real Property Probate and Trust Section, Committee on Qualified Retirement Plans (2007 to 2008).

Chairman of the ABA Tax Section, Subcommittee on Section 125 Plans. Former Chairman of the ABA Subcommittee on Section 125 Plans, Welfare Plan Design Issues, State Regulation of Welfare Plans, and COBRA (1993 to present).

New Jersey State Bar Association.

Pennsylvania State Bar Association.

New York State Bar Association.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

The Group, Inc., a professional association which exchanges ideas regarding employee benefit, healthcare, estate planning and other tax-related matters.

Board and Other Positions Served on both the Board of Directors and the Personnel Committee of the Family and Children's Services of Central New Jersey, Inc., a not-for-profit entity, from 1995 to 1996

Lecturer, The Philadelphia Institute for Employee Benefits Training (1989 - 1995).

Frequent national lecturer for employer and professional organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Employers Association of New Jersey.

Business And Personal Accomplishments A Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Admittance to the College is limited to employee benefits attorneys who have practiced for more than 20 years and who have contributed to the growth of the profession through public speaking, writing and other educational activities.

Listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" since 1995.

Selected by New Jersey attorneys as one of the best "Employee Benefit" attorneys in the State of New Jersey every year published since 1995, in the New Jersey Monthly magazine. magazine.

Selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the Employee Benefits field every year since it was established in 2006.

Selected as a New York Super Lawyer in the Employee Benefits field every year since it was established in 2006.

Personal Interests Tennis, skiing, golf and archery.

2003 New Jersey Indoor Barebow State Champion.



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