Kyle R. Woods

Kyle R. Woods

Alston & Bird LLP, Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Kyle assists both domestic and international clients to provide competitive and attractive benefit programs to all levels of employees. He concentrates on both qualified and nonqualified benefit plans, guiding employers through design, implementation, and ongoing compliance. Kyle also advises and trains plan fiduciaries in matters of plan governance, interpretation, and administration. Kyle Woods concentrates his practice on matters related to both qualified plans and executive compensation, qualified retirement plans, including pension, profit-sharing, and 401(k) plans, as well as 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans, and other retirement and deferred compensation plans. Kyle regularly assists with both the tax and ERISA aspects of plan design and compliance. He prepares new plans and assists in maintaining compliance with new and existing legal requirements. He also assists plan fiduciaries in evaluating investment decisions and developing policies, including navigating the changing legal landscape regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing in ERISA plans. Kyle assists in correcting plan errors using the voluntary compliance programs provided by the IRS and Department of Labor. Public companies trust Kyle with compliance with SEC disclosure rules and assists them in preparing public filings. He has significant experience with executive deferred compensation arrangements, including compliance with IRC Section 409A, and he assists nonprofit clients in developing and operating deferred compensation arrangements under IRC Section 457(f). Kyle also assists clients with obtaining visas for executives and key employees and in managing cross-border aspects of benefit plans. He has additional experience regarding executive use of aircraft and compliance with FAA requirements for private aircraft use.

Experience

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Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

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