Profile

John advises employers on ERISA and labor law compliance, with a focus on matters arising from obligations to Taft-Hartley multiemployer employee benefit plans. John also assists employers in negotiating and drafting documents underlying mergers and acquisitions, stock purchases and asset sales to address any relevant ERISA matters, including ERISA withdrawal liability under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendment Act (MPPAA). Additionally, he works with employers to ensure they properly design, implement and administer their employee benefit plans under ERISA.

John also advises employers on managing the risk of successor, alter ego or single employer liability that might arise from corporate transactions or from the structure of an employer’s labor-management relations. In addition, he counsels employers on responding to audits by multiemployer benefit funds and resolving allegations of delinquent benefit contributions.

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  • New York City Bar Association
    • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee, Affiliate Member
      • Tax-Qualified Plans/Governmental/Not for Profit/Multiemployer Plans Subcommittee, Member
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Government Relations Committee, Member
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Law Review
  • St. John’s University School of Law Federal Scholar (grant awarded to students selected for internships in federal judiciary)
  • St. John’s University School of Law St. Thomas More Scholar (full tuition academic scholarship)

  • Suspicious Suspect Classes—Are Nonimmigrants Entitled to Strict Scrutiny Review Under the Equal Protection Clause? An Analysis of Dandamudi and LeClerc, 88 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 849 (Fall 2014).