American Bar Association
Qualified Plans Committee

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law

Qualified Plans Committee


The Committee considers tax and other legal issues relating to retirement plans and other employee benefits, with special emphasis on tax-qualified retirement plans (including employee stock ownership plans or ESOPs), individual retirement accounts, and executive compensation and other arrangements, including government, not-for-profit, and church programs. The Committee monitors proposed and enacted legislation affecting tax-qualified retirement plans and other employee benefits. The Committee prepares technical comments on legislation and regulations, publishes information for Section members on these topics, and participates in or sponsors Section CLE programs.

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events
Conference Call--Inherited IRAs in Bankruptcy
- May 16, 2014
Please join the Qualified Plans Committee on Friday, May 16 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. CDT for a teleconference discussion of bankruptcy issues regarding inherited IRAs, including the pending case in the U.S. Supreme Court, Clark v. Rameker. For background on this issue, see the SCOTUS Blog and R. Naegele's article which are linked below. Call-in number: 866-646-6488 Participant Passcode: 538 070 02591
PBGC Comment Letter on Missing Participants
In January, Henry Talavera, John Paliga, Tom Farnam, Bonita Hatchett and Karen Suhre collaborated on the Section's comment letter to the PBGC regarding missing participants , which is linked below.
Section Events
April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference


Chair:  Thomas Campbell Farnam

Vice-Chair:  Karen K Suhre

Committee Roster (84 total members)


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