Charles F. Plenge

Charles Plenge has more than 35 years of experience advising businesses on the full range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He has represented employers of all sizes in all aspects of their employee benefits needs, from health and welfare and qualified retirement plans and related ERISA fiduciary issues, to executive compensation and equity incentive programs; financial institutions in their lending activities where benefit plan issues were involved; companies involved in acquisitions and sales of businesses; as special pension counsel to parties involved in litigation relating to benefit plan matters; businesses in bankruptcy cases involving employee benefit plan issues; individuals in regard to their employment and incentive compensation agreements; and fiduciaries and investment managers for benefit plans.

Chuck serves on the Graduate Employee Benefits Programs Advisory Board in The Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He formerly served as chairman of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT), a national committee which advises the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division with respect to the development and implementation of policies concerning the taxpayers under this Division's jurisdiction.

Chuck is a contributor to Haynes and Boone's Practical Benefits Lawyer blog, which discusses issues and developments in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. In January 2012, Chuck was a guest lecturer at The John Marshall Law School, where he presented "Ethics Issues in Employee Benefits."

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2) Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Private Equity and Hedge Funds, 4) Counseling for Plan Fiduciaries, 5) ERISA and Other Benefits Litigation and 6) ESOPs and Other Stock-Based Plans
Law School Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law ( J.D.)
Admitted Year 1971
Education Wesleyan University (B.A., 1967)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association
Most recent firm Haynes and Boone, LLP
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