Karen F. Grotberg: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Karen F. Grotberg

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7923

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Fund Finance Employment & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7923
Fax: 312 706 8405
University Kalamazoo College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977; The University of Chicago, M.A., 1980
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985
Admitted1985, Illinois; 2001, Michigan

Karen has more than 20 years experience as a benefits attorney with a practice that covers a broad array of ERISA, non-ERISA and executive compensation matters. Karen advises clients on establishing, administering and terminating benefit plans, including tax-qualified, non-qualified, pension, welfare and fringe benefit plans of public, private, not-for-profit and governmental employers. Karen's practice includes 403(b) plans; ESOPs, stock option and other equity-based plans; QDROs and medical child support orders; top-hat, excess benefit, Section 457 and other deferred compensation arrangements (including Section 409A issues); multiemployer and multiple-employer plans; split-dollar life insurance; rabbi trusts; and employment, consulting and separation agreements. She has substantial experience as well in areas such as fiduciary responsibility, COBRA and HIPAA.

Karen also provides counsel regarding employee benefits issues that arise in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, venture capital arrangements, REITs and lending transactions.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2005, Karen was a partner at other law firms in Chicago and Detroit. She also served as Senior Benefits Counsel for Comerica Bank.

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Karen F. Grotberg

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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