Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Attorney

Eric Loi concentrates his practice in areas related to employee benefits and executive compensation. Eric advises corporate, non-profit, and governmental employers on issues relating to the design, administration, and compliance of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. With respect to defined benefit and defined contribution plans, Eric assists clients with preparation of plan documents, day-to-day plan administration matters, ERISA fiduciary matters, and negotiation of service-provider agreements. Eric also assists clients with incentive and equity-based compensation agreements, change in control agreements, and executive employment and separation agreements. Eric also frequently works on executive compensation and employee benefits matters that may arise in the context of corporate transactions. Eric’s diverse background in employee benefits makes him well equipped to handle the variety of issues that arise with both compensation related benefit plans and health and welfare plans. Eric has experience with the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). This experience has led him to help clients with the correction of tax-qualified plan defects under the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service procedures, as well as counsel plan fiduciaries on their fiduciary obligations. Eric has also helped clients with IRC Section 409A compliance issues involving different deferred compensation arrangements identified in executive employment agreements, separation agreements, and change-in-control agreements. Eric’s experience and knowledge with the ACA has allowed him to help clients implement and administer health and welfare benefits plans that are compliant with all applicable regulations and laws under the ACA. Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Eric worked for a large national accounting firm where he advised large multi-national companies and U.S. companies of all sizes and industries on compensation and employee benefit matters, as well as other general federal tax matters. Eric was also previously the staff attorney at the Pension Rights Center in Washington, D.C. At the Pension Rights Center, Eric worked on issues involving the individual rights of pension participants, helping pension participants obtain wrongfully denied pension benefits. This work also included helping with the adoption of federal laws and regulations related to pension participant rights under ERISA.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State Bar of New Jersey
  • State Bar of New York

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
LL.M., Taxation with Certificate in Employee Benefits Law - 2009
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
J.D. - Juris Doctor - 2005
Bucknell University, 701 Moore Ave, Lewisburg, PA 17837
B.A. - Bachelor of Arts - 2002

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