Brian is an employee benefits attorney with GrayRobinson, P.A. in Orlando. He represents private and public sector employers, as well as tax-exempt organizations, in achieving their retirement plan, fringe benefit or executive compensation objectives while satisfying the applicable laws and regulations. Leveraging his pre-law career in retirement plan administration, he uses a practical and efficient approach to help entities in the design, installation and operation of qualified and non-qualified retirement and welfare plans (e.g. 401(k) plans, ESOPs, pension plans, 457 plans, SERPs, COBRA, medical reimbursement plans). His prior experience in plan administration and designations makes him uniquely qualified to assist clients in understanding their benefit plans and related employment matters.
Brian works with clients in complying with their plan-related fiduciary duties; consulting with employers and fiduciaries on problem solving in relation to the management and operation of the plans; representing clients involved in Internal Revenue Service audits, Department of Labor investigations and ERISA litigation; drafting plan documents including amendments, summary plan descriptions and participant disclosures; and providing technical advice and consulting to service providers, accountants and actuaries. Brian’s practice also includes assisting employers in implementing executive compensation packages and compliance with 409A requirements.
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While this line of work stresses the mind, in his spare time, Brian goes in the opposite direction by stressing his body. Being a runner and bicyclist most of his life, he is always looking for new motivation. He seems to have found it in obstacle course racing (think Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, etc.). It takes away some of the mundaneness of running long distance and has helped strengthen his upper body. Brian also enjoys spending time with his family. With three young boys, days are generally filled with baseball or soccer practices or games, spending time outside or playing board games.
I enjoy watching not-so-popular sports. Track & field, bobsled, sailing, bicycling (spring classics and the tours), triathlons, motor racing (rally cars and GT) and rugby. I used to include soccer in the list but that seems to be moving up the popularity rankings. We are season ticket holders for the Orlando City Soccer Club (in Major League Soccer) and enjoy the atmosphere of live soccer – different than any other sporting event I have attended.