Ameena Y. Majid

Ms. Majid is a partner practicing exclusively in employee benefits and executive compensation. She represents major public companies and large private employers on strategic and operational employee benefit and executive compensation matters.

Ms. Majid’s executive compensation experience includes advising on the design and implementation of executive and equity compensation and programs, such as deferred compensation plans, SERPs and restricted stock, and stock option programs, including providing advice on the tax, accounting, and securities law implications of such programs. She is experienced in the preparation of employment, severance and change in control agreements, and in counseling employers on the associated tax issues relating to an executive’s departure from employment.

Ms. Majid is experienced in advising companies on all aspects of retirement plan design, implementation, and compliance. For example, Ms. Majid assists companies in analyzing legal implications to plan design alternatives, advises companies in transitioning service providers, and addresses day to day operational and compliance questions. She is experienced in complex plan mergers and cash balance plans as well as advising companies when moving from a pension plan environment to a savings plan environment. In addition, Ms. Majid has advised on ERISA litigation matters involving alleged violations of ERISA’s anti-cutback rule, breaches of fiduciary duties, and other issues.

Ms. Majid also advises clients on welfare plan benefit design and administration issues relating to medical, short- and long-term disability programs and life insurance programs as well as preparing welfare plan documents. Her welfare plan experience includes handling day-to-day administrative issues, such as COBRA, application of ERISA preemption of state laws to insured and self-insured arrangements and tax compliance.

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Areas of Practice 1) Retirement Plans, 2) Equity & Executive Compensation, 3) Employee Benefits Administrative Service Center and 4) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1998)
Education University of Iowa (B.A.,1994)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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