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Lawrence J. Eisenberg, Esquire

Lawrence J. Eisenberg is an attorney who focuses on tax and ERISA employee benefit matters. Prior to being associated with Palmieri & Eisenberg (“P&E”), Mr. Eisenberg maintained his own employee benefits practice, and provided employee benefits legal services to other firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, worked for a major New York law firm and a major New York accounting firm.

Representative Experience

  • Mr. Eisenberg has over 39 years of experience with all matters relating to tax-qualified retirement plans maintained by public and privately held companies and tax-exempt organizations, including plan design and implementation, planning related to tax and ERISA compliance, drafting of plans and contracts, plan terminations (including IRS and PBGC submissions), advice and consultation regarding qualified plan matters, determination letter filings, preparation of annual reports (Form 5500s), performance of annual testing requirements, including general nondiscrimination testing, and matters specifically related to collectively bargained plans.
  • Addressing and resolving plan defects (operational and formal), including preparation and filing of self-correction submissions under both the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor correction programs (“EPCRS”, “DFVCP”, “VFCP”).
  • Extensive experience with employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”).
  • Matters related to non-qualified deferred compensation plans and executive compensation for taxable and tax-exempt organizations, including the design and implementation of plans and securing of benefits, and compliance with applicable Code and ERISA requirements, including Section 409A.
  • Extensive experience with employment contracts, severance agreements, change in control agreements, and related compensation matters.
  • Equity-based compensation programs (e.g., nonqualified and incentive stock options, restricted stock, and employee stock purchase plans).
  • ERISA transaction matters, including planning, due diligence, and representation and warranty matters; golden parachute payment planning and analysis.
  • ERISA Title I, fiduciary, prohibited transaction and plan asset matters.
  • Fringe benefit, employee benefit and welfare benefit plans matters, including multiple employer welfare arrangements (“MEWAs”).

Mr. Eisenberg represents primarily publicly traded companies (primarily financial institutions), private entities of all sizes, tax-exempt entities, including governmental entities, trade associations, qualified plan advisors and fiduciaries (providing legal services on behalf of their clients), and law firm and accounting firms (providing legal services on behalf of their clients).

Accomplishments and Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Employee Benefits Committee.
  • Legal Advisor, Small Business Council of America.
  • Member, ESOP Association.
  • Member, National Center for Employee Ownership.

Publications and Articles

  • Co-Author, Pension Plan Fix-It Handbook, Thompson Publishing (1993).
  • Contributing Editor, Flex Plan Handbook, Thompson Publishing (1993-1998).
  • Contributing Editor, 401k Handbook, Thompson Publishing (1993-1998).

Education

  • George Washington University, Summa Cum Laude (B.B.A., 1979).
  • George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1982).

Admitted to Practice Law

  • District of Columbia.
  • Maryland.

Other Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”).
  • Registered Investment Advisor (“RIA”).


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