Debra B. Hoffman: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Debra B. Hoffman

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7219

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  • Employment & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Equity & Incentive Plans
  • Executive Compensation
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7219
Fax: 312 706 9121
University Ripon College, B.A., cum laude, 1978
Law SchoolDePaul University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1986
Admitted1986, Illinois; 1986, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


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Debra Hoffman has served as the practice leader of Mayer Brown's US Employment and Benefits group for several terms. She has been recognized by Chambers (2013) as being very levelheaded and providing honest, straightforward and practical legal advice. In addition to Chambers, Debra has been recognized as a top lawyer in Illinois and a Super Lawyer.

Debra focuses her practice on issues regarding all areas of ERISA, employee benefit plans, and executive compensation. She especially concentrates on benefits issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions. Debbie currently represents Solvay North America LLC with regards to executive compensation matters and has advised on the US tax aspects of the international equity plans.


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IRS Same-Sex Marriage Guidance May Require Adoption of Plan Amendments
Rebecca C. Davenport,Maureen J. Gorman,Debra B. Hoffman,Cecilia A. Roth, October 17, 2014
Tax-qualified US retirement plans may need to be amended by December 31, 2014 in order to comply with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages following the US Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.

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Debra B. Hoffman

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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