Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


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'Their work on our benefit programs is high quality, timely and has consistently created expected results. They are fully understanding of the need for balance between benefits law and business requirements."
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Keep up with changes and trends in benefits and compensation.
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Recognized in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.
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Recognized as a Top Ranked firm in Chambers USA 2018.


Large and mid-sized employers that maintain employee benefit and executive compensation plans are likely to require the assistance of one or more professional advisors to assure their plans accurately reflect and support their organizational goals, are properly documented, are administered in accordance with those documents, and are operated in compliance with applicable law. Sophisticated employers look for employee benefits counsel who will become their partners in legal compliance and provide effective advice to support their organizational goals.

Verrill Dana’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group provides high touch, highly collaborative legal services oriented toward mid-sized and larger employers, both for profit and not-for-profit, in a wide range of industries. We are personally engaged in every client relationship, seeking to understand each client’s immediate needs, long-term goals, and risk tolerance so that we can deliver practical advice within the framework of legal compliance.

We counsel employers in all relevant aspects of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws that govern the form and administration of retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, executive compensation arrangements, equity-based compensation programs, and fringe benefit plans. Our institutional client base includes community hospitals and regional health care systems; colleges and universities; employee-owned construction companies and publicly traded biotech companies; multinational banking and financial organizations; and churches and church-affiliated organizations. All of our client relationships are characterized by collaboration and longevity. We treat each client as a client of the group, with a service team that typically includes at least two attorneys to promote highly responsive and reliable service. Whether interactions are weekly, monthly, or less frequent, we collaborate with our individual client contacts and seek to provide the kind of one-on-one support that allows them to proceed with confidence.

The technical abilities of individual lawyers in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, and of the group itself, have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, New England Super Lawyers and by Martindale-Hubbell. But what sets us apart is our strong commitment to providing highly accessible value-added advice and building long-term relationships with our clients.


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