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In Brief: A Digest of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Projects

Client Success
  • Assisted a publicly traded Canadian company on benefits matters in the expansion of its U.S. cell phone holdings, an $83.3 million transaction;
  • Advised a regional manufacturing company on benefits issues during the sale of its five operating subsidiaries in simultaneous mergers with a London-based investment management company. The businesses had combined annual sales of $90 million and employed 450 people;
  • Advised police pension funds concerning operation, management and investment of plan assets under Article 3 of the Illinois Pension Code and various fiduciary issues governed by Articles 1 and 1A of the Illinois Pension Code. Also advised boards of trustees about the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act;
  • Represented a publicly traded company through its bankruptcy on all benefit matters, such as multiemployer plans and employer-sponsored defined benefit plans;
  • Analyze employee benefit risks and opportunities in connection with mergers and acquisitions and integrating the benefit programs of the combined entities. A team from Husch Blackwell was responsible for all benefit and compensation matters in a public company’s sale of a $2 billion subsidiary.