EUGENE H. WACHTEL
has practiced in the tax area for 40 years, concentrating on employee benefits and executive compensation.He
has handled all aspects of both qualified and non-qualified plansâ€"from simple profit-sharing plans for one-person corporations to complex leveraged ESOPs and defined benefit plans.He
has represented employers in negotiations with federal agencies on qualification issues, prohibited transactions, plan terminations, and bankruptcy issues, and has represented both the acquirer and the acquired in mergers and acquisitions.
Gene's clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to joint ventures and sole proprietorships, helping employers design and handle the problems of non-qualified, deferred compensation programs, including stock options, restricted stock and deferred cash arrangements.He currently serves as co-counsel to one of the largest multi-employer pension and welfare funds in the Chicago area.