OCHD&L Adds Seasoned Employee Benefits and ERISA Attorney to its Employment Law Practice Group

We are excited to announce that Kelly Kuglitsch will be joining O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. on October 24, 2016. Kelly will be a member of the firm’s employment law practice group, working closely with other team members in providing practical and cost-effective answers and solutions to employers.

Kelly provides employers, plan administrators, retirement and health plan fiduciaries, and related service providers with expert analysis and strategies for dealing with the ever changing and complex standards of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related laws. Kelly also assists employers with benefit plan designs and compliance issues. Kelly’s goal is to help employers meet their human resources and compensation and benefits objectives while minimizing exposure to penalties, excise taxes, and litigation arising from actual or alleged noncompliance.

Kelly frequently represents benefit plan sponsors in connection with benefit plan operation, qualification and prohibited transaction issues, including representation before the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor in compliance audits and various plan correction issues. Kelly assists employers in implementing legally compliant wellness plans to promote employee health and the reduction of preventable participant health costs. Kelly also provides employers with advice and strategies for dealing with the ACA’s Pay-or-Play Rules, reporting requirements, as well as technical assistance in assessing ACA design opportunities, options, and the impact of ACA rules on other employer benefit programs.

Kelly will also be working closely with the firm’s corporate practice group in providing due diligence assistance in analyzing employee benefits and executive compensation issues that affect almost every merger or acquisition transaction. Further, Kelly will provide advice in the transaction process regarding plan terminations, integration of benefit plans and compliance strategies related to post-transaction issues.

Please join us in welcoming Kelly. We are very excited about her joining our firm. Kelly can be contacted by email at Kelly.Kuglitsch@wilaw.com or by telephone at (414) 291-4744.