Careful front-end planning and thoughtful administration can lead to favorable results in governmental audits, benefits claim appeals and, if necessary, litigation. But even with careful planning, unavoidable controversies may arise. In such cases, the guidance of an experienced representative can make the difference in achieving a favorable outcome.
Our group frequently assists clients in preparing for Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits. We assist clients in developing careful responses to benefit claims where a denial is likely to be challenged, thus creating an administrative record that will best withstand judicial review. The group also has experience successfully defending individuals and entities in civil and criminal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) matters, as well as acting as an expert witness in such matters.