Margaret E. Hayes

Associate || Indianapolis

Ms. Hayes joined Ogletree in 2018. Her practice focuses on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ERISA compliance, executive compensation arrangement, health and welfare plans.

Ms. Hayes assists clients with designing plans that provide benefits for employees, including qualified and non-qualified plans, severance plans, health plans, and executive compensation arrangements. She also provides guidance to clients with regard to ERISA compliance, the operation and interpretation of plans, as well as plan-related taxation issues.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Ms. Hayes advised clients on federal tax consequences and planning opportunities relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions and business formations and dissolutions. In addition, Ms. Hayes assisted clients in captive insurance formation, administration and defense before the IRS.

Learn more about Margaret E. Hayes


  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law, 2018
  • World Trade Center International Commerce Specialist Certification, 2017
  • J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2012

Admittance to Practice

  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association – Tax Section
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Indiana Benefits Council


  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar - "Your Money or Your Data" - Indianapolis - September 12, 2018

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