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Bruce L. Wolff

Counsel
P: 212-336-2959
F: 212-336-7960

Overview

Bruce Wolff's practice involves representing companies and pension funds in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law.  In particular, Mr. Wolff advises clients with respect to tax, ERISA (fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction issues, including those relating to pension fund private equity investments and related "plan asset" issues), financial accounting and federal securities law issues involving qualified retirement plans (including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)), nonqualified deferred compensation plans (including Code section 409A compliance), equity-based executive compensation plans and individual employment agreements.

Representative Matters

Pension Fund
Represented large pension fund in connection with its alternative investment program with respect to venture capital, hedge fund and real estate investments in private equity funds.

Insurance Company
Represented insurance company in connection with the drafting of its defined benefit and defined contribution qualified plans and IRS plan qualification submission process.  Advised in-house counsel regarding benefits issues and document drafting regarding implementation of large acquisition with respect to post-acquisition benefit plans for acquired employee group.

Multiple Employer Pension Plan
Advised in-house counsel in connection with various fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction issues regarding organization structure and special service fee and compensation arrangements.

Real Estate Financing Company
Advised and drafted plan documents with respect to real estate investment-based bonus program.

Manufacturing Company
Advised company regarding fiduciary duty issues in connection with voting of company securities under 401K plan.

Manufacturing Company
Advised company regarding ERISA pension liability issues and impact of federal bankruptcy liabilities.  Advised and negotiated trust agreement and investment management agreement for company’s pension plan.