Susan RisingerSusan Stafford Risinger

srisinger@smithdowney.com

Susan’s practice deals with all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law, including all aspects of ERISA. She has experience in designing, drafting and providing advice concerning all types of employee benefit and executive compensation programs, including tax-qualified and non-tax-qualified deferred compensation and retirement plans (including 403(b) plans), equity and other incentive compensation plans (including employee stock purchase plans), and all types of welfare benefit programs.

Susan has considerable experience in the area of executive compensation for both taxable and tax-exempt employers, and frequently advises employers regarding compliance with Code sections 409A, 451, 457 and the IRS’s intermediate sanctions rules. In addition, Susan has extensive experience in the area of advising employers and employee benefit plan service providers regarding ERISA’s fiduciary rules, including ERISA section 404(c).

University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with Honors); Frostburg State University (B.S., summa cum laude). Member: Maryland and South Carolina bars.