Employers and service providers call on Meredith for her multidisciplinary approach to handling complex employee benefits and executive compensation matters. She assists clients with the development and continuing compliance of qualified, nonqualified, and health and welfare plans, and advises on a variety of employee benefits matters as a result of fund offerings and M&A activity. Meredith Gage is a senior associate in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. She focuses her practice on the design, implementation, and ongoing compliance of benefit plans, including pension, 401(k), 403(b), 457, ESOP, top hat, severance, and health and welfare plans. She advises employers and benefit plan service providers on the complex legal and fiduciary issues arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Affordable Care Act, the CARES Act, and other state and federal laws pertaining to benefit plans and programs. Meredith represents clients before the IRS and Department of Labor and has obtained favorable results in audits, voluntary correction applications, and other regulatory matters. In addition, Meredith counsels clients on the benefits and executive compensation issues arising in mergers, acquisitions, and other business reorganizations, including due diligence and post-closing benefit structuring. She also advises on plan asset and prohibited transaction issues arising under Title I of ERISA in private fund offerings. She is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as "One to Watch" in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.