Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. • New Orleans, Louisiana
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201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170
Tim Brechtel began his career with the national accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. His current practice focuses on assisting employers with establishing, administering, merging, and terminating qualified retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), as well as nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements under Code Section 409A, health plans, cafeteria plans, severance plans, separation agreements, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, transportation, and other fringe benefit plans. His retirement plan experience includes both defined contribution and defined benefit plans. He is a Board-Certified Tax Specialist as certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Brechtel reviews plan documents for compliance with applicable laws and drafts plan documents, summary plan descriptions, participant communications, and plan policies and procedures. He assists employers and service providers with establishing appropriate safeguards and procedures for protecting health information in accordance with the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He assists employers and employees with the income tax aspects of retirement, welfare, and deferred compensation plan benefits.
Mr. Brechtel assists clients with employee benefits issues in connection with merger and acquisition transactions. He advises benefits committees and human resource personnel on fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction issues, including advice regarding the propriety of proposed transactions and preparing applications to government agencies to avoid penalties and address compliance lapses. He assists employers ranging from sole proprietorships to large multinational corporations.
Mr. Brechtel is the secretary of the SouthWest Benefits Association and a member of the Association of Employee Benefit Planners of New Orleans. He is also active in several local civic organizations, including the Camp Fire USA Greater New Orleans Council and the Benjamin Franklin High School Alumni Association.
- College: Louisiana State University, B.S. in International Trade and Finance, 1992; Beta Gamma Sigma
- Law School: Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1995; Judge Alvin B. Rubin Scholarship
- Other: Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1996; Bigelow Deland Scholarship