Fred concentrates his practice in all aspects of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA, particularly in the area of fiduciary responsibility. Fred advises individuals and business entities in structuring and administering all types of pension plans, cash balance plans, 401(k) plans, welfare benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans and other forms of executive compensation arrangements.
Fred advises pension plans and financial institutions in structuring investments that comply with ERISA’s complex fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transaction provisions. He deals extensively with venture capital operating companies, real estate operating companies and plan asset entities. Fred is also involved in resolving ERISA and employee benefit issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and other complex transactions. His practice also includes representing clients before the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies regarding employee benefits and ERISA matters.
Prior to joining Herrick, Fred was a partner in the Employee Benefits Department at Schulte Roth & Zabel.