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.

In the mergers and acquisition context, his experience includes: reviewing executive employment agreements and other executive compensation arrangements for compliance with or exception from the application of Internal Revenue Code Sections 280G and 409A; assisting with other executive compensation and benefit plan due diligence; evaluating employee benefit and executive compensation representations and covenants in transaction documents; and assisting with pre- and post-closing benefit plan integration (including plan mergers and terminations).

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  • 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