Meredith’s practice includes corporate matters, with an emphasis in the area of employee benefits, and, specifically, ERISA, assisting clients with the design, drafting, implementation, and ongoing administration of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, bonus and equity compensation plans, and other executive-level compensation arrangements.
Supporting publicly and privately held companies throughout the United States, Meredith negotiates contracts with service providers to employee benefit plans; negotiates employment agreements, severance agreements, change-in-control-agreements and other similar arrangements with incoming, existing, and departing executives; and negotiates the employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including conducting due diligence and assisting with integrating, restructuring, and consolidating benefit plans and arrangements following a corporate transaction.
Meredith also assists clients in connection with internal and external audits of their employee benefit plans. She has experience detecting and correcting tax-qualified retirement plan failures under the Internal Revenue Service’s Employee Plans Compliance Resolutions System and the Department of Labor’s Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program.
Meredith advises clients on the reporting and disclosure requirements under ERISA, including drafting and reviewing plan documents and required notices. In addition, she provides guidance on complying with the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA, GINA, mental health parity and other nondiscrimination rules, and the Internal Revenue Code, including Sections 280G and 409A.