Many large law firms have practice groups that provide legal services in employee benefits and ERISA law. At Mondress Monaco Parr Lockwood PLLC, this is all we do. We are a premier, nationally recognized ERISA law firm, with great depth and breadth of experience. Our focus is on providing top-notch legal services in an efficient manner.
Our lawyers provide an integrated array of services to employee benefit plans, their sponsors and fiduciaries, and institutional service providers. Our services range from assistance in ERISA and tax compliance matters and business transactions to advice on fiduciary standards, complex prohibited transaction exemptions, and plan design.
Whether the issue is tax strategy, governmental correction programs, litigation, or fiduciary counseling, our lawyers provide practical advice in clear terms. We represent employee benefit plans of all types, including:
- Defined benefit pension plans
- 401(k) and profit sharing plans
- Other types of “defined contribution” plans
- Health and welfare plans, including cafeteria plans, and
- Deferred compensation arrangements.
Our clients include plans with tens of millions to more than $80 billion in assets, reflecting our range of problem-solving abilities. Our private sector clients range from start-up entities to large benefit plans supporting national operations. We also represent institutional service providers to plans, including third-party administrators, custodial trust companies and investment managers. In the public sector, we are fiduciary counsel to entities such as the Washington State Investment Board and the Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System. Our clients are located throughout the country.
Our litigation practice reflects extensive trial and appellate court experience in federal and state courts, representing benefit plans and their fiduciaries in benefit claim and fiduciary breach cases. Our lawyers have defended plans in multiple class action lawsuits, represented the Washington State Attorney General and Insurance Commissioner in ERISA preemption litigation, and filed influential amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in high-profile cases.