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Overview

With her LL.M. in Employee Benefits and her M&A experience, Myriem provides day-to-day and comprehensive benefits plan support through innovative and practical ways to address clients’ complex compensation and benefits concerns.

Myriem advises clients on matters related to designing and maintaining qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. Myriem’s experience includes helping business owners consider and implement ESOPs as a business succession and employee incentive strategies and guiding them through the unique day-to-day issues facing employee-owned businesses and ESOPs. Myriem also advises plan sponsors on ERISA compliance matters and best practices for plan governance.

Myriem has experience with the design and implementation of cash, equity and equity-based incentive compensation plans and agreements, including change in control, retention and other transaction-related bonus arrangements. She draws upon her experience handling all aspects of healthcare business transactions and routinely counsels clients on a variety of compensation and benefits issues arising in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate restructurings, including plan conversions, spin-offs and terminations. Clients appreciate her knowledge of the unique legal nuances involved where benefits and business law intersect in the highly regulated healthcare industry.

Myriem received her LL.M. in Employee Benefits in 2017.


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Recognition

  • Marquette Pro Bono Honor Society

Education

  • LL.M., The John Marshall Law School
    • Employee Benefits
    • with honors
  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • M.A., Marquette University
    • Spanish Culture and Literature
    • summa cum laude
  • B.A., Mount Mary University
    • Spanish and Mathematics
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section

Languages

  • French, fluent
  • Spanish, fluent
Experience
  • Assist on ESOP transactions, including leveraged buyouts and corporate redemptions.
  • Assist in ESOP formation and transaction stages, including RFP process for selection of transactional or ongoing trustee, design and drafting of ESOP documents (plan document, SPD, administrative forms and policies, and committee charters).
  • Advise clients on compliance with the requirements of the Code, ERISA and ACA applicable to employee benefit programs.
  • Assist with design and implementation of executive compensation and incentive arrangements (including in connection with mergers and acquisition strategies and interplay with ESOPs (409(p) issues)).
  • Advise clients on issues related to stock option plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement plans, and severance plans.
Alerts | November 20, 2019
Planning for 2020: Year-End Deadlines and Considerations for Employee Retirement, Health and Welfare Plans

As the end of the year approaches, employers should be aware of important year-end deadlines and considerations related to their retirement and health and welfare plans. We have compiled a list of these deadlines and provide guidance on how to comply with recent plan changes.

Alerts | November 13, 2018
Planning for 2019: Year-End Deadlines & Considerations for Employee Retirement, Health and Welfare Plans

As the end of the year approaches, employers should be aware of important year-end deadlines and considerations related to their retirement, health and welfare plans. We have compiled a list of these deadlines and provide guidance on how to comply with recent changes.

Outside the Office

Myriem loves to get away by traveling and reading.

A world traveler, Myriem enjoys the adventure of experiencing other cultures and countries, including France, Colombia, Spain, Israel and Morocco. She also is an avid reader of nonfiction.

Community Leadership
  • Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Governance Committee

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