Gavin’s practice focuses on all aspects of employee benefits law, with an emphasis on advising qualified and nonqualified retirement and health and welfare plans and their sponsors regarding plan design, compliance, and administration; drafting plan documents, amendments, and employee communications; and representing plans in audits and governmental submissions. His practice also includes counseling plans and plan committees on ERISA fiduciary duties and prohibited transaction exemptions, benefit claims and appeals, review and negotiation of investment and plan service provider contracts, employee benefit plan issues involved in business transactions, including plan mergers, spin-offs and plan terminations, development and implementation of plan policies and procedures, withdrawal liability and funding matters, and employee benefits litigation. Gavin has extensive experience assisting retirement plans with corrections of plan errors under the IRS’s Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (“EPCRS”) and IRS determination letter applications. He also regularly advises health plans on issues arising under health care reform laws (e.g., the ACA and the No Surprises Act). Gavin also advises employers on Code Section 409A and ERISA issues related to executive compensation plans.
Outside of work, Gavin is a volunteer youth soccer coach and enjoys running, skiing, and golf.