Howard KirkpatrickHoward S. Kirkpatrick

hkirkpatrick@smithdowney.com

Howard’s practice deals with all aspects of employee benefits law, including all aspects of ERISA. He has experience in designing, drafting and providing advice regarding plan administration and compliance for all types of employee benefit and executive compensation programs, including tax-qualified and non-tax-qualified retirement and deferred compensation plans (including 401(k) plans, 403(b), 451, 457 and employee stock purchase plans) and health and welfare benefit plans.

Howard has considerable experience advising employee benefit plan service providers (such as record-keepers, plan administrators and investment advisors) in connection with their services to their clients. In addition, Howard has experience with collectively bargained multiemployer plans (“Taft-Hartley plans”) and has advised clients regarding the employee benefit issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse Journal of International Law); Saint Anselm College (B.A., cum laude). Member: Massachusetts, New York and Florida Bars.