Christina's practice focuses on employee benefits.
Christina advises employers and third-party administrators on tax and ERISA aspects of employee benefits law.
- Assists clients with the design, implementation, and operation of: tax-qualified retirement and savings plans; health and welfare programs; severance and retention agreements; non-qualified deferred compensation plans and other executive compensation programs.
- Assists tax-exempt and governmental employers with the design and operation of 403(b) tax-deferred annuity programs and 457(b) deferred compensation arrangements.
- Advises clients as to the handling of employee benefit claims and general plan administration.
- Assists clients with correcting qualified and non-qualified plan errors, including providing advice on self-correction techniques and Internal Revenue Service Voluntary Correction Program submissions.
- Advises clients considering business reorganization on employee benefits issues and performs general employee benefits due diligence.
- Prior experience includes employee benefits litigation and general commercial litigation.
- Obtained summary judgment for plan administrator in suit challenging calculation of retirement benefits.