practice focuses primarily on employee benefits and executive compensation, and on estate and business succession planning.
is also experienced in business entity formation and corporate governance.Â Jeff
career in the Employee Plans division of the IRS
National Office, later became a partner in a national accounting firm's benefits and compensation consulting division, and, prior to joining Frantz Ward
, headed up the employee benefits practice for a large Ohio law firm.Â Jeff's experience extends to both middle market and public companies,Â in addition to his
extensive workÂ with nonprofit organizations.
is involved in all aspects of the design, implementation, administration and termination of tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and other welfare plans, and fringe benefit programs.
has counseled employers on compliance with the health care reform law and advised on meeting wellness program requirements.Â Â In addition, JeffÂ has represented his
clients before the Internal Revenue Service
, Department of Labor
, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
, the federal agencies charged with benefit plan oversight responsibility.