Robinson+Cole’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group provides comprehensive employee benefits services to a wide range of clients, including publicly held and privately held companies, tax-exempt organizations, educational institutions, municipalities and other governmental entities, trust companies, and financial institutions. We pride ourselves on providing benefit solutions that meet the business needs of our clients while promoting compliance with the myriad laws governing employee benefit plans. We believe that this practical approach serves our clients well, particularly in the current environment of increasing benefit costs and shrinking resources to provide those benefits.We advise and support our clients on a wide range of employee benefit programs, including:

  • tax-qualified pension plans, including cash balance plans
  • tax-qualified profit-sharing plans, including 401(k) plans
  • employer plans covering unionized employees, including multiemployer plans
  • Section 403(b) and Section 457(b) plans of tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities
  • executive compensation arrangements, including equity and nonequity compensation and Section 409A compliance issues
  • health and welfare benefit plans, including compliance with HIPAA and health care reform
  • cafeteria plans
  • employee stock ownership plans
  • fringe benefit programs

Throughout our long history, Robinson+Cole has assisted business interests of all types in resolving their disputes. Today, members of our Business Litigation Group carry on that rich tradition every day in trial courts and before appellate panels around the country.

We are known for trying cases. All of the partners in our group have more than 10 years of experience handling these claims, and our members include Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. This reputation accrues to our clients’ benefit. For example, during the pretrial stage, we conduct the discovery needed to prepare for trial rather than slavishly following the conventional wisdom. Our adversaries quickly realize we are ready to try our case immediately. They will factor in this point when evaluating settlement. If a case cannot, or should not, settle, we are primed to go to verdict. Our focus on being prepared, responsive, and able to vindicate your company’s rights at trial will serve your business interests at every stage of the process.