Profile

Stephen is the past chair of the firm's employee benefits and executive compensation practice and practices in all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation law, including qualified and non-qualified pension and welfare benefit plans.

His areas of experience include: stock-based plans and arrangements (such as stock bonus plans, ESOPs, stock option plans, and phantom stock plans); tax-sheltered annuity plans for tax-exempt organizations; group-term life insurance plans; insured and self-funded group health plans; severance and early retirement incentive plans; executive employment and deferred compensation agreements; change of control ("golden parachute") arrangements; and ERISA litigation.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2020-2022
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
    • New York Super Lawyers 2013®, Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Order of the Coif
  • Staff Member, 1985-1987; Technical Editor, 1986-1987, Syracuse Law Review

  • Board Member, St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center 
  • Past Board Member, New York Employee Benefits Conference