Melissa B. Kurtzman focuses her practice on representing management in a variety of employee benefits matters, including the design and implementation of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare and fringe benefit programs, employee benefits tax matters and employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions. She also provides advice on:
Employee benefit plan administration
Reporting and disclosure obligations
Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor correction programs
Contingent workforce issues
The efficient design of retirement and welfare plans
Melissa acted as an expert witness in a federal bankruptcy matter in connection with qualified plan issues. Additionally, she represents plan sponsors in employee benefit plan IRS and DOL audits. She assists plan sponsors in self-audits of employee benefits plans prior to or in connection with government audits.
Her benefits clients include the following types of companies and industries:
Melissa is a member of Littler Mendelson's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group.
Prior to joining Littler, Melissa served as a partner at Wolf Block LLP where she focused on employee benefits. She was also the former director of ERISA compliance at a large retirement plan administration company.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Board member, Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia – American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
Member, The Mid-Atlantic Pension Liaison Group
Member, Employee Benefits Section - Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Tax / Business sections - American Bar Association
Former board member, Interact Theatre Company
Former board member, Children's Village Child Care Center of Philadelphia