Katie GrunerKatherine Reihing Gruner

kgruner@smithdowney.com

Katie’s practice deals with all aspects of employee benefits law, including all aspects of ERISA. She has experience in designing, drafting and providing advice regarding ongoing plan administration and regulatory compliance concerning all types of employee benefit and executive compensation programs, including tax-qualified and non-tax-qualified deferred compensation and retirement plans (including 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans), flexible benefit plans and other welfare benefit programs.

Katie has considerable experience in the design and administration of health and welfare benefit plans, including compliance issues regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, MEWAs and COBRA. In addition, Katie regularly advises tax-exempt employers on all aspects of employee benefit matters, including employment contracts, 457(b) plans, 457(f) plans, Form 990 reporting issues, compliance with Code section 409A, and the IRS’s intermediate sanctions rules.

Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., with distinction; Family and Conciliation Courts Review); Hofstra University (B.A., cum laude). Member: New York Bar.