Bob Ellerbrock focuses his practice on executive compensation, employee benefits, and ERISA. He regularly advises clients concerning qualified retirement plans (401(k), defined benefit, 403(b)), non-qualified plans, fringe benefits, health and welfare benefits, Affordable Care Act compliance, and executive compensation issues. Bob worked as a consultant in the retirement plan industry prior to practicing law and is able to draw on this experience when counseling clients to come up with practical solutions to their problems.
Design and evaluation of 401(k) and 403(b) plans, profit-sharing plans, employee stock ownership plans, and other retirement plans including monitoring plans for ongoing regulatory compliance.
Advise companies and individuals on the tax and corporate aspects of incentive arrangements, including supplemental executive retirement plans, performance-based programs, and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements.
Provide guidance and assistance to clients drafting various types of employment agreements.
Successfully resolve issues for clients with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension and Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Counsel plan fiduciaries on their ERISA Title I responsibilities.
Regularly advise employers, consultants, and others regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Advise clients involved in mergers and acquisitions regarding the responsibilities of the employers and the rights of the employees.
Perform due diligence reviews of employee benefit and executive compensation arrangements in mergers and acquisitions.
Counsel employers involved in various labor and employment matters, including withdrawal liability/multiple and multiemployer pension plans, employee benefit aspects of collective bargaining, employment and compensation agreements, separation agreements, COBRA, and severance packages.