Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (SFMS) provides legal representation in employee benefits and fiduciary litigation, as well as legal counsel for complying with Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) regulations. SFMS attorneys have represented employee benefit plan fiduciaries, including plan trustees, as plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of employee benefits disputes and fiduciary compliance matters. Our attorneys also have experience working with independent fiduciaries in certain cases.
SFMS has multiple offices around the country, including California, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, as most of our employee benefits and fiduciary compliance litigation occurs in federal district courts, we are able to represent fiduciaries in jurisdictions throughout in the United States.
ERISA Plans And Fiduciary Duty Litigation
SFMS has handled a number of novel and groundbreaking ERISA cases, including issues regarding revenue-sharing practices, cash balance and cross-tested plans, common stock declines and stock options with regard to qualified retirement plans [including 401(k), 403(b) and 457], profit sharing, money purchase pension, cash balance, annuity and defined benefit plans.
We are the leading law firm in the U.S. in litigation of 401(k) fee and gatekeeper cases, consistently prevailing where other firms have litigated with little or no success. The attorneys at SFMS have also carved a niche in representing fiduciaries in cases involving fund-delinquent contributions to Taft-Hartley plans.
In ERISA litigation, SFMS has significant experience working with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Justice. Our attorneys also have experience representing the interests of our clients in bankruptcy court and related proceedings in connection with both employee benefits and fiduciary compliance matters.
We invite trustees and plan administrators in the San Francisco Bay Area, on the East Coast or anywhere in the U.S. to contact SFMS for a discussion of your circumstances and the proven abilities of our lawyers.