Cheryl F. Burman
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Areas of Practice
- New Jersey
- New York
- New York University School of Law
- L.L.M., Taxation, 1998
- Cornell University School of Law
- J.D., 1994
- Tufts University
- B.A., cum laude, 1991
Cheryl F. Burman, an associate with the firm, focuses her practice in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.
Cheryl counsels clients from a diverse range of industries with respect to all aspects of employee benefits law.
She is experienced in the design, implementation and administration of qualified defined contribution and defined benefit plans, including reviewing prototype and volume submitter documents, drafting individually designed plans, reviewing trust agreements and services agreements, drafting employee communications, and handling ERISA fiduciary matters. Cheryl advises clients on correction of failures under the EPCRS program, including determinations regarding appropriate correction methods, availability of self-correction, and completion of required IRS filings. She counsels clients on compliance with qualified plan requirements, including complex testing issues.
Cheryl advises clients with respect to non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, including complex issues arising under IRC Section 409A. She counsels clients with respect to qualified and non-qualified stock option plans, employee stock purchase plans, restricted stock grants, and other incentive compensation arrangements.
In addition, Cheryl advises clients on issues relating to health and welfare plans, including the impact of PPACA on certain arrangements, requirements and filings pertaining to MEWAs, and compliance with non-discrimination testing.
Prior to joining the firm, Cheryl was in-house counsel at a "Fortune 500" company, specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation law.
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