Durward James Gehring

Mr. Gehring is a partner practicing employee benefits and executive compensation law in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and is the chair of the practice area’s working group on executive compensation matters. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at a prominent Chicago law firm, where he served as chair of the Employee Benefits Practice Group.

His practice covers all aspects of employee benefits law, with a concentration in qualified and nonqualified retirement and deferred compensation plans, and executive and equity-based compensation. He regularly represents both employers and executives in the negotiation and implementation of executive employment contracts and programs, and advises public, private, and nonprofit employers on the design, implementation, and administration of all types of tax-qualified retirement plans. Mr. Gehring has also served as fiduciary counsel to both investment committees and investment professionals, including serving as primary ERISA counsel for one of the largest real estate investment advisers in the United States.

Mr. Gehring is an adjunct professor with the John Marshall Law School Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits, and was previously an adjunct professor on the faculty of the Northwestern University Law School. He is the author of the volume on Individual Retirement Arrangements for the CCH on-line financial planning library.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 2) Equity & Executive Compensation, 3) Real Estate Pension Funds & Institutional Investors and 4) Employee Benefits Administrative Service Center
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1977)
Education University of Illinois (B.A.,1974)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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