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McGrath North’s Employee Benefits and ERISA team knows that large, mid-size, and small businesses alike are challenged by the dynamic and constantly changing requirements surrounding employee benefit plans and programs. Companies need creative yet practical advice on their design and implementation, and McGrath North’s professionals have deep experience to provide guidance on new regulations and innovative programs, as well as best practices in complying with the rules surrounding their administration.

Our deep experience has been built through our support for clients operating at all levels in the market. This includes large global organizations, publicly traded companies, and family-owned businesses serving local, regional, and national customers. In addition, our team also represents benefit plan recordkeepers, third-party administrators, and accounting firms which positions us to better understand the complexities presented by benefit plans and programs.

Our team assists these clients across a broad range of industries on retirement, health and welfare, wellness and similar plans; HIPAA and COBRA compliance; ERISA and tax law matters; executive compensation; ESOP establishment and transactions; in dealing with the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service; and in handling litigation disputes across the full range of areas outlined above. We have a laser-focused commitment to make sure our clients’ overall business objectives and goals are at the center of all this planning and work.

Chambers USA, the leading independent lawyer ranking service, recognized three core members of this team with its top Band 1 ranking in Nebraska and another with a high tier ranking. In addition, group members have been selected as Best Lawyers in America and Great Plains Super Lawyers, and the team’s group leader, Peter Langdon, has twice been named Omaha Lawyer of the Year for Employee Benefits. These seasoned leaders are also working diligently to build the McGrath benefits team for the future, equipped to continue its tradition and record of excellence.

Our expanding Benefits team includes:

  • Peter C. Langdon, Employee Benefits Group Leader
  • Joan M. Cannon
  • Aaron A. Clark, Labor and Employment Group Leader
  • Jonathan L. Grob, Tax Group Leader and Board Executive Vice President
  • Britni A. Summers
  • Matthew A. Criswell
  • Nicole L. Petrow

To help you get to better know our team, here are several additional activities our lawyers pursue with the same professionalism and passion as their day-to-day representation of our clients:

  • Frequently provide education and insight through speeches and presentations to CPA’s, business leaders, and industry professionals.
  • Publish articles in both business and legal publications analyzing key legal developments in this area to provide up-to-date and practical guidance.
  • Teach at Creighton University School of Law.
  • Participate as active members of the State Bars of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota.
  • Serve on the Board of the American Red Cross Heartland Chapter.
  • Passionately support the Nebraska Women’s Law Caucus and established the Women of McGrath North affinity group.
  • Clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit immediately prior to joining the firm.
  • Successfully handle litigation across the country in both Federal and State courts.
  • Served as an Elkhorn school board member for years.

Our Benefits and ERISA team works very hard each and every day to continue building your trust and confidence, and we are thankful for our many longstanding relationships with businesses of all types operating in many industries.

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