John Wilhelm counsels clients on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation issues. This includes compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), qualification of retirement plans under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), structuring of equity compensation to meet clients' needs, and drafting nonqualified deferred compensation and other executive compensation plans to comply with numerous applicable tax laws, including IRC Section 409A. He represents clients through all stages of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audits. John assists prominent nonprofit organizations, collective investment trusts, government contractors, financial service providers, corporations, and emerging companies.
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John also assists clients with employee benefit plan compliance, by utilizing government agency correction plans, including the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, IRS Voluntary Correction and Self Correction Programs, the DOL Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program, and the DOL Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program.