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, 2020-2023
    • 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