Thomas Vasiljevich

Shareholder || Chicago

Thomas Vasiljevich is a shareholder in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group and has over 30 years of experience representing and advising clients on a broad range of employee benefits issues arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and related federal and state laws and regulations.  Mr. Vasiljevich serves as employee benefits counsel to a variety of publicly and privately owned employers and large multiemployer (Taft-Hartley) pension, annuity and welfare funds.  He is a nationally recognized expert in the representation of multiemployer plans, its fiduciaries, contributing employers and employer associations and the myriad of issues arising from such relationships including plan funding, governance and privacy issues, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining benefits issues, prosecution and defense of withdrawal liability disputes and ERISA litigation.

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Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Federal Tax and Labor and Employment Sections)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, 2017-2018; Federal Taxation Section Council, Chairman, 2006-2007; Employee Benefits Section Council; Chairman, 1996-1997)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Federal Tax and Employee Benefits Committees)
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (Member)
  • Associated General Contractors of America Labor and Employment Lawyers Council (Chairman 2009-2010)
  • Associated General Contractors of America Multi-Employer Pension Task Force
  • Committee to Elect Patrick Heneghan Circuit Court Judge of Cook County, Illinois Campaign Chairman (2015-2016)
  • University of Wisconsin Alumni Association (Member)
  • University Club of Chicago (Member)

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