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“Mike Taibleson is responsive, prompt, knowledgeable and works to accomplish the client's goals and objectives.”

Joan Ravanelli Miller, General Counsel/VP-HR, Acuity

Overview

Michael has significant experience advising employers, retirement plan fiduciaries, insurers and plan administrators at the local, regional, national and international levels.

His work in both law firm and accounting firm environments gives him a unique perspective on the employee benefit design, drafting, negotiating, compliance and fiduciary concerns of clients in the for-profit, nonprofit and governmental sectors.

Michael advises employee benefit plan sponsors and fiduciaries on comprehensive implementation, administration, remediation and litigation needs with respect to single-employer, multiemployer and multiple- employer plans for active employees and retirees.

His notable experience includes:

  • Successfully negotiating settlements of tax compliance and fiduciary concerns for public and closely held companies through Department of Labor and IRS administrative programs and under exam.
  • Guiding clients through the complexities of managing employee benefit matters in mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy. 
  • Advising large multinational corporations on issues related to benefits and compensation for expatriates and third-country nationals, including plan design and resolution of technical and tax issues.

“Mike Taibleson is responsive, prompt, knowledgeable and works to accomplish the client's goals and objectives.”

Joan Ravanelli Miller, General Counsel/VP-HR, Acuity


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Recognition

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005-2009

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • with honors
      • Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor, 1989, 1990
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Wisconsin State Bar Taxation Section Board of Directors, Chair Emeritus
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
Experience
  • Negotiated numerous favorable settlements of multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability on behalf of participating employers.
  • Successfully negotiated settlements of tax-compliance and fiduciary concerns for public and closely held companies through Department of Labor and IRS administrative programs and under exam.
  • Guided clients through the complexities of managing employee benefit matters in mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy, including the due diligence process and resolving short- and long- term transition issues. Accomplishments in these projects included resolving significant compliance issues, as well as having a substantial impact on purchase price.
  • Advised large multinational corporations on issues related to benefits and compensation for expatriates and third-country nationals, including plan design and resolution of technical and tax issues.
Community Leadership
  • Milwaukee Jewish Family Services, Program Development & Advisory Committee