Fredric S. Singerman

Mr. Singerman’s practice includes all aspects of retirement and welfare plan design, establishment, amendment and termination. He is very familiar with the issues arising under cash balance, pension, equity and other sophisticated qualified plan designs. Mr. Singerman also counsels clients on the difficult employee benefit issues that arise in connection with reductions-in-force, corporate restructuring and acquisition transactions, outsourcing and curtailment of benefits. He frequently represents clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

A significant component of Mr. Singerman’s practice consists of advising publicly traded and private corporations on equity compensation plans, non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation issues, including stock option plans, SERPs and deferred compensation agreements.

Mr. Singerman also advises on fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He has filed amicus briefs on behalf of various employer groups, including the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Information Technology Association of America, and has served as an expert witness in ERISA litigation.

Mr. Singerman has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of "AV Preeminent" and is recognized in The 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Annual Guide to Labor & Employment Law published in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.

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Areas of Practice 1) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 2) Corporate Transactions, 3) Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), 4) Equity & Executive Compensation, 5) HIPAA Privacy & Security, 6) Multiemployer Plans, 7) Retirement Plans and 8) Health & Welfare Benefit Plans
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1982)
Education University of Cincinnati (B.A.,1979)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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