Misti D. Munster

Counsel
T: (207) 253-4830
  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.), with honors
  • Yale University (B.A.)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy

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Biography

Misti is involved in all aspects of counseling employers on benefits and compensation matters, from assisting with overall strategy and design to the more nuts and bolts tasks of drafting and advising on day-to-day compliance matters. She regularly prepares retirement, health, and welfare plan documents and participant communications and executive compensation arrangements. She helps employers correct plan compliance issues and has experience filing plan determination letters with the IRS. Misti also advises clients on benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions and compliance with privacy and data security laws (including HIPAA, HITECH, and state laws). She has particular knowledge in health care reform legislation, benefit plans sponsored by religious employers, and multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs).

Misti understands that employee benefits and executive compensation law can be complicated. She values practical advice and using short sentences to answer complex questions. She listens carefully and provides clear advice that busy clients can follow, with attention to a client’s particular situation and culture.

A member of Verrill Dana’s Health Care Reform Compliance Team, Misti has presented numerous seminars on health care reform. In addition, Misti edits and writes articles for the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group’s blog, www.employeebenefitsupdate.com, and is a former member of the firm’s Associate Mentoring and Training Committee.

Misti, a native of Maine, grew up in an Unorganized Territory on Moosehead Lake. She lived and worked in New York City and Hartford before settling in the Portland area.

Public Service

Westbrook Comprehensive Plan Task Force
Board Member, American Heart Association

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association
New England Employee Benefits Council
Maine Employee Benefits Council

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D.), with honors
  • Yale University (B.A.)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Honors

Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Employee Benefits