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About Lois Wagman Colbert
Lois Colbert is the leader of the Employee Benefits Practice Group of Kilpatrick Townsend. She engages in a comprehensive employee benefits practice with concentration in the areas of deferred compensation (including 409A compliance), retirement plan qualification (including drafting and obtaining Internal Revenue Service determination letters on tax-qualified status), equity compensation, fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transactions (including obtaining Department of Labor exemptions) and negotiation of employee benefit aspects of business transactions.
Ms. Colbert is a frequent speaker on various employee benefits and equity compensation topics. She has been an author or editor for each annual supplement to “Employee Benefits Law” from 2001 to 2010. Prior to joining the firm, she was associated with a law firm in Washington D.C., where she also concentrated in the area of employee benefits.
Ms. Colbert was listed as a North Carolina “Super Lawyer” in the area of Employee Benefits/ERISA Law in 2006 and 2011, and again in 2018 and the four years immediately preceding, by Super Lawyers magazine and in 2012, 2013 and 2017, she was named a North Carolina “Top 50 Women Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Colbert was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in 2018 and the five years immediately preceding. She was also named a 2014 “Charlotte Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Ms. Colbert was named one of “Charlotte's 50 Influential Women” in 2012 by The Mecklenberg Times. She was the recipient of Business Leader magazine's “2008 Movers & Shakers” award. Ms. Colbert was also recognized by the American Lung Association of North Carolina as its 2002-03 “Volunteer of the Year.”
About Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend is a multi-practice international firm with more than 600 attorneys and professionals, with 20 offices in the United States and abroad. The firm provides clients with unsurpassed legal representation in the following areas:
– Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment: Counseling, transactions, administrative advocacy, and litigation
– Business and Finance: Including securities, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and commercial transactions
– Intellectual Property: The full complement of IP procurement, counseling, and litigation
– Construction and Infrastructure: All aspects of transactions and litigation
– Litigation: Including insurance recovery, environmental, and complex business litigation
Kilpatrick Townsend serves clients around the world from the firm’s offices in Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, Shanghai, Stockholm, and Tokyo. The firm is committed to learning and furthering the business and legal goals of its clients.
When President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it affected Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, which could drastically impact the way companies strategize their executive compensation programs. This amendment removes the tax benefit related to performance-based compensation, which could result to an increase in disallowed tax deductions. While the short and long-term implications of this amendment are still unclear, it’s imperative for companies to prepare for this new tax regime by putting in place some action items and planning considerations.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Tax Reform Section 162(m) and Transition Guidance. Speakers will also present its significant impact on executive compensation as well as the best practices in addressing relevant compliance issues.
Key topics include:
– Tax Reform Section 162(m) – An Overview
– Code Section 162(m) Transition Rule
– Potential Implications to Executive Compensation
– Analyzing Critical Issues and Challenges
– Risk Mitigation Strategies for an Effective Legal Compliance
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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