Overview

Seth is a senior associate who works primarily in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation where he assists both private and public companies, non-profit entities and governmental entities in all facets of employee benefit plan legal compliance, operation and administration. His employee benefits practice includes counseling on plan design and implementation issues for defined benefit, defined contribution retirement plans and all types of welfare benefit programs; preparing, amending and restating plan documents and helping clients receive favorable determination letters from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Seth also regularly advises clients on ERISA fiduciary compliance issues; counsels on tricky HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements; helps fashion and implement employee benefits transition solutions in mergers and acquisitions and guides clients through complicated Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service investigations and audits.

Seth has specialized knowledge regarding multiple employer welfare arrangements and Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Associations.

He works extensively with employers to navigate the complexities of the constantly evolving healthcare reform landscape.

Seth has additional experience in the tax area, which includes helping businesses and individuals manage their tax obligations and respond to IRS inquiries. In addition, Seth has registered non-profit organizations with the state of Ohio and has helped these organizations obtain limited liability and tax-exempt status.

Prior to attending law school, Seth worked at a national health insurance company where he worked with providers, employers and plan participants to resolve benefits-related concerns. During law school, he served as a judicial extern with the Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009)
  • The Ohio State University  (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Coif

Community

  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2016
  • Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, Mentor, 2015
  • Faith Life Church, Small Group Leader 2014
  • The Starts Within Organization, Board Member, 2013-2014
  • Porter Wright Operation Feed Campaign, Co-Chair, 2012
  • LifeCare Alliance, Meals on Wheels, Volunteer