Deborah Andrews’ practice encompasses a broad range of employee benefits, executive compensation and tax matters. She provides comprehensive and practical advice on the design, implementation and maintenance of tax qualified and nonqualified plans, including compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. She has considerable experience counseling clients on the correction of plan failures under the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor correction programs.
In addition, Deborah provides guidance on matters involving executive compensation, including equity-based arrangements, severance agreements, top hat plans, and employment agreements. She frequently advises on the deferred compensation provisions of Code Section 409A and the golden parachute rules of Code Sections 280G and 4999. Her practice also includes assisting clients with issues related to fringe benefits. Clients rely on her advice to ensure the proper tax treatment of fringe benefits, including tax withholding and reporting obligations.
Deborah is a seasoned tax attorney and received an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to practicing law, she worked with a Big Five accounting firm where she analyzed complex issues related to mergers and acquisitions.