Our entire team are active members of the various employee benefits organizations. Not only that, we are all frequent speakers at these events. We travel all over the country to speak at and attend the regional and annual conferences for these organizations. Because of this, we offer invaluable insight into what is really going on in the employee benefits arena; we offer advice that is not only based on our firm’s 200 years of collective experience but also based on what’s going on in our industry through our 100,000 hours of collective active participation at these events.
Here’s what EBLG has been doing.
October 24, 2018 | Employee Benefits Law Group Celebrates First Anniversary
When we changed our name in 2017, our goal was to take the focus off ourselves and put it where it belongs—on our clients, colleagues and our entire staff. For nearly 30 years, we’ve provided comprehensive employee benefits solutions. This past year was no exception, and what a year it’s been!
Thank you for your continued support in our firm’s growth!
James Paul Joins the EBLG Team
August 15, 2018 | New Attorney Brings Over 30 Years of Benefits Experience
Employee Benefits Law Group (EBLG) is excited to add Jim Paul to its talented team of attorneys and experts. Jim joins five other shareholders on the team. He most recently ran his own benefits law practice.
Jim has worked on employee benefit plans with employers, plan sponsors, governmental agencies and other clients. He is an expert on myriad benefits topics, including 401(k) plan compliance and corrections, executive deferred compensation, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions and fiduciary issues.
“We’re thrilled to add Jim,” said EBLG Shareholder Kevin Long. “Like us, he’s built his career providing clear counsel and advice to help clients solve benefits problems, enhance their bottom lines and retain their best employees.”
Jim has received numerous accolades over his career, including being named one of Sacramento Magazine’s top lawyers each of the past two years. He is a member of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) and the Leadership Council for the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), serving as co-chair of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee. Jim also serves on the board of directors for KVIE Public Television.
“Employee Benefits Law Group has earned a stellar reputation through its exclusive focus on this challenging aspect of law,” said Jim. “I’m delighted to join a team of peers who understand the sophistication, nuance and importance of benefits law, and I look forward to helping them continue to set the standard for this niche.”
Jim earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. in business economics from Colorado State University. He will work out of EBLG’s Sacramento office.
Speaking at the Annual NCEO Ownership Conference
April 18-20, 2018 | Atlanta
This year’s conference was sold out, with more than 1,800 attendees and sponsors sharing knowledge and experience through Q&A, Table Talks, and One-on-One sessions, including the EBLG team.
- Kevin Long, who serves on NCEO’s board of directors, presented Shifting the Focus: Would the ESOP Really Want to Buy Your Company?
- Wendy Gilligan presented Best Practices in Compensation Governance.
- Sheryl Bayani-Alzona presented Employee Benefits In Mergers and Acquisitions. Should It Stay Or Should It Go?
The firm has long relationship with NCEO, a foremost resource in the ESOP world that has relied EBLG as thought leaders.
Presenting the WP&BC’s Annual Legislative Update
February 7, 2018 | Sacramento
Marcel Weiland presented the 2018 Legislative & Regulatory Update at the Sacramento chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council meeting. This was Marcel’s 19th year of doing the chapter’s Legislative & Regulatory Update. He started in the last year of Bill Clinton’s presidency.
Earning Recognition – Kevin Long Named Among Best Lawyers in America
Employee Benefits Law Group PC, California’s preeminent benefits law firm, is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America has again honored the firm by naming Kevin Long to its list. He has earned the recognition every year since 2001.
For 24 years, Best Lawyers has used a rigorous peer-reviewed survey of more than seven million confidential evaluations to build its list, making it a credible distinction that epitomizes excellence in law. The publication does not accept fees or payments for recognition, meaning the recognition is based purely on peer-to-peer evaluations. To learn more about the award and Kevin, please click here.