Alice Murtos: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Alice Murtos


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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax
  • Retirement Products & Services
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8410
University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S.
Law SchoolUniversity of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. North Carolina Law Review, Order of the Coif
Admitted1987, Georgia

Professional Activities

Board Member and Employee Benefits Chair, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Member, Governing Committee, Sutherland Women Stepping Up

BornThessaloniki, Greece, November 16, 1962

With deep understanding of employee benefits and executive compensation and their importance to a company's success, Alice Murtos provides guidance in these key areas to publicly traded and privately held companies.

Alice provides critical advice on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions. Her clients rely on her counsel for a wide range of matters, including nonqualified deferred compensation, equity and equity-based compensation, executive employment and severance agreements and qualified retirement planning and compliance. For more than 20 years, Alice has represented clients across the country and from various industries, including consumer products, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, retirement plan products and real estate investments.

Selected Experience
Sutherland handles voluntary compliance submissions for qualified retirement plans.
Sutherland advises on design, implementation of executive officer employment agreements, compensation arrangements.
Sutherland represents Great-West Lifeco Inc. in $4 billion deal.

Awards and Rankings

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2013-2015)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Tax: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2011)

Named a “Dealmaker” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle (2008, 2010, 2014)

Client Tools
•409A Law
•Sutherland Women Stepping Up


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IRS Warns Plan Sponsors About Hardship Withdrawal Documentation
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman,Alice Murtos, April 17, 2015
In a recent Employee Plans Newsletter, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned plan sponsors that they must obtain and keep documentation related to hardship withdrawals, particularly the documentation necessary to substantiate an employee’s immediate and heavy need for a hardship...

IRS Issues Updates to Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman,Alice Murtos, April 14, 2015
In recent weeks, the IRS has issued two updates to its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). EPCRS allows plan sponsors to correct many documentary and operational errors that otherwise might jeopardize a plan’s tax-qualified status through one of three programs: the...

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Alice Murtos

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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