Gary D. Ammon , Partner
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Gary D. Ammon has been a partner with the firm since 1988 and was chair of the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group from 1996 until 2007. He joined the firm in 1981 as an associate after practicing for several years with a firm in Pittsburgh where he specialized in employee benefits.
Areas of Concentration. Gary has extensive, in-depth experience in virtually every aspect of employee benefits, including qualified retirement plans (e.g., designing, drafting and installing pension, profit-sharing and 401(k) plans; terminating plans; and advising on benefit claims by participants); plans using employer stock (e.g., stock bonus plans, ESOPs, incentive and nonqualified stock option plans, and restricted stock and restricted stock unit plans); and nonqualified deferred compensation and other arrangements for executives (including "rabbi trusts"). He has often been involved with the employee benefit aspects of mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs and joint ventures.
In addition, Gary has substantial experience advising investment advisers, banks and mutual funds on ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues and about prototype plans and individual retirement accounts for their customers. Gary deals on a regular basis with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). He has obtained private letter rulings from the IRS and opinion letters from the DOL regarding proposed transactions.
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