Ken handles matters in all areas of employee benefits, including retirement plans, welfare plans, fringe benefits, and executive compensation. He regularly counsels clients on fiduciary obligations under ERISA, and on income and employment tax issues associated with all areas of employee benefits. Ken has significant experience representing clients in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audits. Ken has represented many clients before the IRS under its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), and before the DOL under its Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP) and Delinquent Filer Voluntary Correction Program (DFVCP). He also spends a significant amount of time advising clients on their nonqualified deferred compensation plans, incentive compensation plans, and welfare benefit plans (including ACA, COBRA, and HIPAA issues).
Ken began his career as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Maine Superior Court, and then as a law clerk in the Utah Court of Appeals. He then worked in Boston for nearly four years in the tax department of a national public accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand. He earned an advanced degree in taxation from Boston University in 1998, and since 1997 he has concentrated in the area of employee benefits with Verrill.
Ken currently serves as President of the Maine Employee Benefits Council.
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- Boston University School of Law (LL.M.)
- University of Maine School of Law (J.D.)
- Colby College (B.A., magna cum laude)
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Maine Employee Benefits Council, President
- Maine State Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee
- National Diocesan Attorneys Association
- AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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- Maine Superior Court, Chief Justice Thomas E. Delanty, II
- Utah Court of Appeals, Judge Gregory K. Orme