July 19, 2012

Polsinellii Shughart's Henry Talavera spoke July 9, 2012 on behalf of the State Bar of Texas (he is Vice-Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section) before officials from the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service.  In January, Talavera helped submit a comment from the State Bar of Texas concerning proposed regulations relating to changes to the definition what constitutes a governmental plan under Section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Bloomberg BNA, Pensions & Benefits Daily, covered the hearing. 

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About Henry Talavera

Henry Talavera is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. Henry has a broad-based, comprehensive practice which involves all areas of employee benefits law. He advises public, private, and tax-exempt employers on the design, implementation, and administration of all types of welfare plans and tax-qualified retirement plans (including defined benefit, 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b)). Henry has substantial experience working on executive compensation and employment agreements, including equity compensation and deferred compensation arrangements for partnerships. Henry represents clients before the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor with respect to employee benefit plan audits and voluntary correction procedure filings, and drafting and negotiating terms of merger and acquisition agreements. Henry also has extensive experience counseling clients with respect to Federal health care and related laws impacting an employer’s medical plans, including, but not limited to, HIPAA privacy

Reproduced with permission from:

Pension & Benefits Daily, 131 PDB (July 10, 2012). Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., (800-372-1033)