American Bar Association
Plan Transactions and Terminations Committee

Plan Transactions and Terminations Committee


This committee deals with events and actions that are major structural changes in retirement and employee benefit plans. Special emphasis is given to employee benefit programs in corporate acquisitions and dispositions, plan terminations and plan mergers or spin-offs. The committee develops and submits comments on legislative proposals, regulations and rulings that are in the committee's area of responsibility. The committee also publishes information for Section members on these topics, and participates in or sponsors Section CLE programs.

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We monitor regulatory and enforcement updates occurring at the PBGC and report on any changes to existing rules and policy. We also coordinate with the Defined Benefit Subcommittee and Merger and Acquisitions Subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section, both for meetings and projects.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Conference Call - What's on Counsel's Desk with Respect to Qualified Plans

November 10, 2017
Lany Villalobos, April Goff, and Jose Valcarce will discuss 2017's top ten qualified plan topics, as well as annuitization and cash-out of small balances, lost participants, Puerto Rico tax limitations, fiduciary duties with respect to RFPs, EPCRS VCP filings, and other qualified plan matters from retail and oil & gas perspectives.
Join us from 1:00 - 2:00 EST.

Conference Call - PBGC Update

October 6, 2017
The Plan Transactions and Terminations Committee will present its annual PBGC update, including the proposed expansion of the missing participants program and other regulatory action. Join us from 12:30 - 1:30 EDT.

ERISA Basics Part II: Working with Employers on Reporting and Compliance Requirements

August 15, 2017
Damarr Butler, April Goff, and Lacey Durham discuss ERISA's reporting and compliance requirements imposed on employers.

ERISA Basics Part I: For Employees ERISA Plans - Advising Participants and Beneficiaries About Their Rights and Responsibilities

July 18, 2017
Damarr Butler, April Goff, and Lacey Durham discuss the rights and responsibilities of plan participants and their beneficiaries.

Enrolled Actuaries Meetings - Blue Books

Sets forth questions and answers from discussions on March 2, 2017, between PBGC staff and representatives of the Enrolled Actuaries Program Committee.
Section Events

    Building a Late-Life, Decision-Making Infrastructure For People Aging Alone


    The event will be held on 04/24/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Commission on Law and Aging,ABACLE,Commission On Disability Rights,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Health Law Section,Division for Public Services,Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law,Pro Bono and Public Service,Senior Lawyers Division. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Beyond the Birds and Bees: Estate Planning for Reproductive Material


    With the use of reproductive technology on the rise, an increasing number of estate planners will find themselves with clients who have banked reproductive material, such as eggs or embryos and clients who are using surrogacy arrangements to build their families. Recognizing the estate planning implications ...

    Transacting Business with REITs


    DESCRIPTION: This program covers tax and deal issues confronting counsel in transactions with real estate investment trusts (REIT). The panel will analyze REIT organizational, operating and tax rules affecting the structure and terms of a deal and will outline best practices and strategies. Topics include: ...

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Ashner, Harold
Butler, Damarr


Goff, April
Smith, Shannon

Committee Roster  

Modified by Shannon Smith on November 6, 2017

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