Firm Profile

Pietzsch, Bonnett & Womack, P.A. represents a broad spectrum of small, medium and large businesses (private, public and non-profit), and counsels these employers on a wide variety of employee benefit plan and executive compensation issues, including:

Qualified Retirement Plans: We advise employers regarding the design, implementation, and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans. This includes drafting plans, summary plan descriptions, and related documents, and preparing and submitting Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) determination letter requests. We provide advice and counsel concerning issues arising in the ongoing administration and operation of plans, including correction of plan and operational errors under the IRS and Department of Labor (“DOL”) correction programs. We also advise employers in connection with audits and investigations conducted by the IRS, DOL, and Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation.

Welfare Benefit Plans: We advise employers regarding ERISA welfare benefit plans, such as health, dental, vision, and severance plans. We assist employers in connection with audits and investigations conducted by the IRS and DOL, including DOL audits involving the use of demutualization proceeds.

Executive Compensation Arrangements: We assist employers in the design and implementation cash and equity-based executive compensation arrangements, including incentive bonus plans, equity-based plans, deferred compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement programs, severance plans and executive employment agreements, and we provide ongoing counsel to employers and their boards of directors. We also provide counsel with regard to executive compensation disclosure in proxy statements and other reports.

Mergers and Acquisitions: We counsel and assist employers regarding employee benefit plan and executive compensation issues in mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence and representation and warranty issues, plan mergers, spin-offs and terminations, compliance and reporting issues, and related matters.