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K.C. concentrates his practice on executive compensation, employee benefits and tax matters. Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, he was a senior tax and employee benefits associate in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young, LLP. During his time there, K.C. assisted clients with a wide range of compensation and tax related activities, such as the review and examination of employee retirement, health and welfare, and executive compensation plans and agreements, through tax planning, compliance and operational analyses. He has experience conducting comprehensive reviews of qualified retirement plans, including pension, 401(k) and profit sharing plans for Fortune 150 companies to ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor and remediation of failures through voluntary correction programs, as well as examining non-qualified deferred compensation plan documents for compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, including Section 409A. In addition, K.C. has conducted pension governance audits to assess whether plan sponsors have properly discharged fiduciary duties under ERISA Title I and has determined payments due to executives upon changes of control.

Along with his compensation and tax practice, K.C. dedicates his time on a pro bono basis preparing wills and power of attorney documents for the Wills For Heroes Foundation, a program which provides essential legal documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders.

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2017)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee
  • Member, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • Member, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wills for Heroes, Prepare wills and power of attorney documents on pro bono basis
  • Recipient, Highest Performance Award in Taxation 2, University of Wisconsin Law School

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Masters of Accountancy, 2008

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., Business Administration in Accounting, 2007

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
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