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Andy advises on a wide range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues including design, implementation, operation and termination of non-qualified deferred compensation, tax-qualified retirement and welfare benefit plans. Andy has substantial experience drafting and advising on executive and incentive compensation plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including advising on the operation of Code Sections 409A (nonqualified deferred compensation), 162(m) ($1.0 million deduction limit on compensation) and 280G (change in control). He regularly advises clients with respect to ERISA’s fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction rules. He also has helped clients correct benefit plan defects through Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service voluntary correction programs and has assisted clients with negotiating settlements with regulatory authorities. Andy also advises employers on employee benefits and executive compensation matters arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, as well as the employee benefits transition and integration issues associated with such transactions.

Andy is an adjunct professor in the Master of Science in Taxation Program at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He frequently speaks at seminars on tax and ERISA issues arising in connection with executive compensation and employee benefits.

Andy is the former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Merit School of Music. Also, he has served as a volunteer attorney for Project SALUTE, a pro bono legal project that provides assistance on federal benefits issues to U.S. military veterans.


  • 2006 “New Pension Law Impacts Defined Contribution Plans,” Corporate Taxation
  • 2005 “Field Assistance Bulletin 2004-03: Duties of a Directed Trustee,” Corporate Taxation
  • 2003 “DOL Issues Final Regulations on ‘Blackout Periods,’” Corporate Taxation
  • 2001 “Impact of the 2001 Tax Act on 401(k) Plans,” Corporate Taxation
  • 2000 “Using New Technology in Employee Plan Administration,” Journal of Corporate Taxation

Memberships & Honors

  • Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Taxation Program, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University

Charitable and Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees Member, Merit School of Music
  • Volunteer, Project SALUTE (A pro bono legal project that provides assistance exclusively on federal benefits issues to U.S. military veterans)


University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation, 1998

Loyola University Chicago, J.D., cum laude, 1996

Loyola University Chicago, School of Business Administration, B.B.A., 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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