Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. is pleased to announce that Susan Curtis has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Employee Benefits/ERISA Law practice. Ms. Curtis is based in the firm’s New York City office.
Ms. Curtis has an extensive employee benefits and executive compensation background that includes advising clients on tax qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including governmental, multiemployer and single employer plans, plans holding employer stock, as well as 403(b) and 457 plans. Her experience includes drafting plan documents, qualifying plans with the IRS and ensuring their continued compliance with applicable statutes and regulations, including EPCRS filings. She counsels clients with respect to ERISA’s fiduciary requirements, including correction of fiduciary issues, and ERISA’s reporting and disclosure requirements.
Ms. Curtis assists clients with both insured and self-insured welfare plans, including health, flexible spending, long and short-term disability and life insurance programs, and provides legal advice to clients as to Affordable Care Act compliance and design issues.
Ms.Curtis also advises clients on the design of their executive compensation programs and the executive compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She negotiates employment and severance agreements on behalf of executives of private investment funds, publicly-held corporations and closely held businesses.
Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Ms. Curtis worked as an associate at Proskauer Rose, served as Counsel at White & Case and did legal work for Meyer Souzzi as an outside lawyer. She earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. from Yale University. Ms. Curtis also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at New York University Law School for several years.
Meyer Suozzi’s Employee Benefits/ERISA Law team counsels multiemployer and single employer benefit funds and employers of all sizes on the creation, design and administration of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and other welfare plans, and deferred compensation arrangements. Attorneys advise on employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, assist clients with resolving IRS audits and Department of Labor investigations and provide legal assistance with respect to ERISA’ s requirements. Clients include Taft-Hartley benefit funds, public corporations, private companies and non-profit organizations as well as private investment funds, and executives of these businesses.