Krisa Benskin

Special Counsel

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P: +1.713.229.1120 F: +1.713.229.7820
  • Drafting wrap plan documents, summary plan descriptions and other participant communications for health and welfare plans
  • Drafting and advising clients with respect to Section 125 cafeteria plans
  • Advising a multiemployer plan regarding PPACA and other welfare compliance matters
  • Drafting HIPAA procedures and related documents
  • Conducting in-house HIPAA compliance training
  • Advising clients with respect to the impact of health care reform, including employer responsibility, “Cadillac” taxes, nondiscrimination and patient protection requirements
  • Drafting an employee stock purchase plan and related participant communications
  • Managing defined benefit plan termination with PBGC
  • Advising clients with respect to plan corrections under the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS); filing voluntary compliance program (VCP) submissions under EPCRS
  • Advising large multinational client with respect to employee and benefit plan issues in the sale of a large division; drafting deal documents and employee agreements related to same
  • Drafting employment agreements, consulting agreements and severance arrangements
  • Advising clients and drafting document provisions regarding Section 409A
  • Drafting deferred compensation and “top hat” plans and related participant communications
  • Advising corporate and executive clients with respect to golden parachute calculations under Section 280G
  • Advising clients with respect to the design of performance-based compensation under Section 162(m)
  • Representing executives in negotiating and drafting employment agreements and employee benefit plans in the context of a corporate acquisition
  • Advising clients on proper withholding and reporting of employment and income taxes
  • Representing plan sponsor of welfare plan in ERISA litigation over benefits claims