Michael J. Crumbock is a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Crumbock’s practice encompasses all areas of employee benefits law and executive compensation, including the tax, fiduciary and other regulatory issues concerning qualified and non-qualified benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, equity incentives, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents multinational and domestic corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds, professional practices, nonprofit entities and executives. He also counsels employers regarding independent contractor issues that affect employee benefit plans, including drafting benefit plans to properly carve out independent contractors from benefit eligibility provisions.
Mr. Crumbock also designs, drafts and counsels Universities with respect to 403(b) retirement plans, deferred compensation plans intended to comply with section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code and other retirement and welfare benefit plans. He also has experience with negotiating and drafting employment and separation arrangements for University presidents and other administrative professionals.
Before and during law school, he was a pension specialist with Towers Perrin and later an employee benefits specialist in the Employee Benefits Group at Pepper.