Timothy B. Collins focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. Mr. Collins’ practice runs the full gamut of the tax and ERISA aspects of tax-qualified retirement plans; equity awards, such as stock options, SARs and restricted stock; nonqualified deferred compensation and SERPs under Code Section 409A; executive employment agreements, golden parachutes and other change in control arrangements; severance contracts; performance bonus and incentive plans; excess benefit and top hat plans and the like. Mr. Collins represents both companies and executives in drafting and negotiating employment arrangements. Mr. Collins counsels clients with respect to all matters related to fiduciary compliance, including with respect to investment offerings and investment policy statements under tax-qualified retirement plans. Mr. Collins also counsels clients who are seeking approval under the Internal Revenue Service Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System program and the U.S. Department of Labor Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program.
Mr. Collins is a 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was a notes editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and a national finalist in the 2005 American Bar Association’s client counseling competition, and a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame.