Establishing and maintaining employee benefit plans and executive compensation programs can be time-consuming and complex. Verrill’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group provides high-touch legal services to large and mid-size employers, both for-profit and non-profit, across a wide variety of industries. We are deeply engaged in every client relationship, seeking to understand each client’s immediate needs, long-term goals, and risk tolerance to deliver practical advice within a framework of legal compliance.

We counsel employers, executives, and financial services providers in all aspects of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws that govern the design and administration of retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, executive compensation arrangements, equity-based compensation programs, and fringe benefit plans. We also advise buyers, sellers, and investors in mergers and acquisitions. Mindful that plan sponsors and individuals involved in employee benefits matters sometimes have more than one role in a given situation, we keep a sharp focus on fiduciary governance issues without limiting the ability of our clients to make business decisions that promote the success of their organizations.

Our institutional client base includes hospitals and health care systems; colleges and universities; employee-owned companies; publicly traded companies, including multinational corporations, banking, financial, and insurance organizations; and churches and church-affiliated organizations. Our client relationships are characterized by collaboration and longevity, with a service team that typically includes at least two attorneys to promote highly responsive and reliable service. Whether interactions are weekly, monthly, or episodic, we seek to provide the kind of support that allows our clients to make and implement decisions with confidence.

The technical abilities of individual lawyers in our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group and the group itself have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, New England Super Lawyers, and by Martindale-Hubbell. But what sets us apart is our commitment to providing actionable, value-added advice based on an understanding of each client’s unique culture, needs, and goals.