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Mergers and Acquisitions: Employee Benefits Due Diligence Checklist

Learn the key issues and potential liabilities surrounding employee benefit plans as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of a company.

There are many things that are commonly missed (hidden liabilities) when considering Employee Benefit Plans as part of a merger, acquisition or sale of a company. These oversights have very expensive consequences. Proper time and attention must be given to Employee Benefit Plans to avoid sabotaging the deal or being tasked with facing the Board after closing to explain a million dollar unexpected liability associated with a missed employee benefit issue. This topic will provide you the knowledge necessary to ensure that all potential liabilities associated with employee benefit plans have been adequately addressed in the purchase agreement and prior to closing to avoid unpleasant and extremely expensive surprises.

Runtime: 102 minutes
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Agenda

Mergers and Acquisitions: Employee Benefit Traps for the Unwary

  • Why Do We Care About Employee Benefit Issues?
  • Where Do We Start?
  • Examining the Documents

Tax Qualified Retirement Plans

  • Defined Benefit
  • Defined Contribution
  • Most Common Failures

Why Do We Care and How Do We Fix It?

  • Terminate the Plans
  • Merge Them Into Existing Plans
  • Maintain Separate Plans

Welfare Plan Issues

  • Group Health Plans
  • COBRA

Executive Compensation

  • IRC 409A
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This course was last revised on March 28, 2018.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
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  • GA CLE 1.7
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 2.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 2
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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Patricia Beaty

Patricia Beaty

Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP

  • Partner in the office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP focusing exclusively on employee benefit matters
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation of both retirement and health and welfare plans
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on ERISA, fiduciary duties, the Affordable Care Act, IRS and DOL audits, 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, cash balance plans, health and welfare plans, mergers and acquisitions, 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans, 457(f) plans and new comparability (cross-tested) plan designs
  • Certified employee benefits specialist (CEBS), American Bar Association Committee on Employee Benefits, Indiana Benefits Conference (past chairperson), Indianapolis Bar Association, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
  • J.D. degree, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; B.S. degree, Ball State University
  • Can be contacted at 317-713-3533 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401362
Published 2018
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