Jeffrey M. Holdvogt

Jeffrey M. Holdvogt is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office.

Jeffrey advises clients regarding a variety of employee benefits matters. His practice focuses primarily on the design, amendment and administration of pension plans, 401(k) plans and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements. He counsels privately and publicly held corporations regarding the employee benefits design and transition matters arising from corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He has assisted clients with internal compliance reviews and with voluntary correction filings for fiduciary violations and plan document and administrative errors. He also advises clients regarding fiduciary and plan investment issues under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, including issues related to the holding of employer stock under 401(k) plans and employee stock ownership plans.

Jeffrey routinely represents clients in negotiations before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, including various applications to the IRS to maintain the tax-qualified status of retirement plans.

Prior to joining McDermott, Jeffrey served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul H. Anderson and James H. Gilbert of the Minnesota Supreme Court. While in law school, he was an executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Jeffrey is admitted to the Illinois bar.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Employee Benefits, 2) Executive Compensation and 3) Qualified Retirement Plans
Law School The University of Michigan Law School ( J.D., 2003)
Education St. John’s University (B.A., 2000)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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