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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 1989
    • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Mary Washington, 1986, Phi Beta Kappa

Henry Talavera’s experience representing clients before the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor, along with his prior experience as a federal government attorney, enables him to handle complex issues for clients.

Henry has a broad-based, comprehensive practice that involves all areas of employee benefits law related to benefit programs and arrangements for employees, directors, and independent contractors.  His extensive experience includes guidance relating to 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 and plans intended to qualify under sections 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Henry has also worked extensively in the following areas:

  • Representing clients before the IRS with respect to employee benefit plan audits and voluntary correction procedure filings
  • Designing and implementing executive compensation and employment agreements, including equity compensation and deferred compensation arrangements for partnerships
  • Counseling clients with respect to federal health care and related laws impacting an employer’s medical plans, including, but not limited to, privacy laws and the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act ("PPACA")
  • Negotiating employment and severance agreements for high-level executives and employers
  • Conducting due diligence and negotiating representations and warranties and covenants with respect to employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions
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How to Make Difficult Professional Conversations Productive
Moderator
American Bar Association
May 11, 2018
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Nontraditional or Alternative Assets Held in IRAs Webinar
Moderator, American Bar Association Joint Council Employee Benefits
April 19, 2018
eAlerts Alerts
December 2017
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Reviewer for the Committee on Governmental Submissions, State Bar of Texas - Tax Section
December 1, 2017
eAlerts Alerts
November 2017
eAlerts Alerts
September 2017
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Update on the Affordable Care Act: Employee Classification Issues and Third-Party Vendor Agreements for Your Company’s Benefit Plans
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Business Law Institute – CLE
June 20, 2017
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ERISA Litigation Update Preparing for Increased Fiduciary Lawsuits
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Financial Research Associates
June 13, 2017
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W-2 or 1099? Employee/Independent Contractor Issues – Views from the Government and Private Sector Webinar
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American Bar Association
May 25, 2017
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Estate Planning Strategies with IRAs: Know the Rules; Run the Numbers!
Moderator
American Bar Association
April 21, 2017
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