Christopher Buch is a Chicago business attorney with a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on a variety of executive compensation, employee benefits and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) matters. He leverages a seasoned perspective to clients’ business challenges and the development of business strategies.
Chris routinely represents Fortune 500 companies, publicly traded companies, executives, and most often, private corporations and closely held entities.
Chris’ practice centers on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, helping clients design and draft compensation and equity arrangements, establish and maintain qualified plans and health and welfare arrangements, comply with tax laws related to compensation and benefits and evaluate mergers and acquisitions. Chris also helps clients comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), respond to Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service investigations, negotiate agreements with benefit plan vendors, comply with fiduciary rules applicable to employee benefit plans and navigate prohibited transaction rules.
In addition, a significant portion of Chris’ practice focuses on ESOPs, representing plan sponsors, ESOP trustees, selling shareholders, ESOP committees, lending institutions and other fiduciaries in connection with both ESOP transactions and ongoing ESOP compliance.
Chris regularly writes and speaks at national conferences on ESOP, employee benefits and executive compensation matters.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Christopher K. Buch