Walter’s legal practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation. He assists employers with a variety of health and welfare benefits plan issues, including plan administration and compliance with ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA requirements. Walter also represents sponsors of ERISA qualified employer retirement plans. He assists these clients in all aspects of plan design, fiduciary responsibilities, and ERISA compliance.
Walter is experienced in nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans and executive compensation matters. He helps clients consider the benefits of all available executive compensation schemes while remaining aware of tax and compliance issues associated with each approach. Through careful consideration of available options, Walter guides his clients to an effective and tax efficient plan design that meets their executive compensation needs. For existing NQDC plans, Walter identifies and corrects plan design and administration issues which violate Code Section 409A requirements.