McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC is pleased to announce the expansion of its Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group with the recent addition of attorney Renee Lieux and specialist Kimberly Weibley.
Renee has focused her practice on executive compensation and employee benefits for nearly 20 years. She assists both private and publicly traded companies in the formation of executive compensation programs and the negotiation of executive employment agreements. She designs and assists in the implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation plans, equity compensation plans, and cafeteria plans. Clients also seek her assistance with the administration, compliance, and termination of defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, and employee stock purchase plans. In addition, Renee advises clients on employee benefits issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions. Renee has experience counseling clients on ERISA and Section 409A and advising compensation committees of publicly traded companies.
As an Employee Benefits Specialist, Kim assists clients with the design and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans and non-qualified retirement plans. She aids clients with legal compliance issues through the preparation of plan documents, IRS determination letter applications and applications relating to IRS and DOL compliance programs. Kim has experience in qualified plan design and preparation of plan amendments, SPDs and SMMs. She also assists clients in the design and drafting of administrative procedures and forms, especially those relating to 401(k) plans, COBRA, QDROs and flexible benefit programs. Kim has over 15 years of experience working as a benefits professional in private industry and is particularly adept at identifying practical solutions to complex problems.
The McNees Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group offers a range of services and leading-edge techniques, with a personalized approach. Our knowledgeable interdisciplinary group — which includes professionals skilled in tax, labor, general business and litigation — ensures creative, thorough, vigorous and affordable representation.