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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Colorado, 1981, Colorado Law Review
    • B.S., Indiana University, 1978, with distinction; Merit Scholar; Beta Gamma Sigma

Jamie Zveitel Kwiatek makes your business her business. She helps employers traverse the quagmire of laws and regulations governing employee benefits and executive compensation. With more than 30 years of experience, she assists companies in the development and maintenance of creative employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. She is also an advocate for clients when regulatory compliance issues arise. Jamie understands how important a productive workforce is to a client’s business.

She has significant experience in the following areas:

  • Design and administration of employee benefit plans and programs, including retirement and health and welfare plans
  • IRS and DOL compliance programs
  • Development of incentive and other executive compensation arrangements
  • ESOPS, including ESOP transactions
  • Advising clients regarding fiduciary responsibilities
  • Design and implementation of stock and equity type benefit plans
  • Negotiation with third party vendors and other parties regarding plan contract terms

Jamie is a frequent speaker on benefits and executive compensation matters and keeps up-to-date on the ever shifting benefits and compensation laws.

  • Successfully represented the owners of a business in the sale of the business to an ESOP in a transaction that allowed them to defer gain on their sale.
  • Represented a lender with respect to the sale of a business to an ESOP.
  • Prepared a response to the DOL with respect to fiduciary issues raised after a welfare plan audit, resulting in no corrections on the part of the client, a welfare plan sponsor.
  • During an IRS audit of a publicly traded client’s retirement plan, the IRS noted numerous operational and plan document disqualification matters to client, a publicly traded company. Negotiated a settlement with the IRS resulting in the payment of only an insignificant penalty.
  • Worked with management of a banking entity to redesign executive compensation plans to better fit company goals of employee retention.