Randye C. Snyder: Lawyer with Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation

Randye C. Snyder

Phone(504) 556-4033

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits
  • Business Law
  • Tax
Contact InfoTelephone: (504) 556-4033
Fax: (504) 556-4108
University University of Michigan, B.A., honor convocation, 1971; Wayne State University, School of Business Administration, Detroit, Michigan, Post-graduate Studies in Accounting, 1979-1981
Law SchoolMichigan State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1979 Charles H. King Award - 1979
Admitted1979, Michigan; 1987, Louisiana

Honors & Affiliations

•Louisiana Bar Association - Tax Section - Member
•Michigan Bar Association - Tax Section - Member
•American Bar Association - Tax Section - Member; Employee Benefits Section - Adjunct Member
•Gulf Coast Area TE/GE Council, Internal Revenue Service - Employee Plans sub-group; Past Officer, Member for two terms, current Alumni Member
•Association of Employee Benefit Planners of New Orleans - Member since 1987; Current Board Member; Vice President, 1995 and 1996; Secretary, 1994; Board Member, 1994 - 1996.
•Monroe & Lemann - Former Partner, 1987 - 1998
•Landman, Latimer, Clink & Robb, Grand Rapids and Muskegon, Michigan - 1984 - 1986
•Touche Ross & Co. (currently Deloitte & Touche), Detroit Michigan - Tax consultant and supervisor in Tax Department, 1979 - 1984; Member of the Touche Ross National Employee Benefit Specialty Group.
•Easter Seals Society of Louisiana - President's Club - Member; Adjunct Committee - Member
The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2015
New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award, 2009
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Labor & Employment, 2010-2014

BornBrooklyn, New York, 1949

Ms. Snyder heads Liskow & Lewis's employee benefits practice group. In her practice, she provides consultation, planning and advice on all tax and ERISA aspects of employee pension and profit sharing plans, employee health and welfare benefit plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and equity-based and incentive compensation plans.

Ms. Snyder's representative matters include:
•Design and drafting of individualized qualified plans and related trusts, including pension, profit sharing, and cash or deferred 401(k) plans, for corporate, partnership, LLC, tax-exempt organization, and sole proprietor clients
•Preparation and submission of applications to Internal Revenue Service for qualified plan favorable determination letters
•Consultation and review with regard to the adoption and implementation of financial institution standardized and nonstandardized prototype plans for prototype plan adopters
•Design and drafting of 403(b) tax deferred annuity plans and 457 deferred compensation plans for tax exempt and governmental unit clients
•Design and drafting of nonqualified deferred compensation and incentive compensation plans including: “top-hat” deferred compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs), equity compensation plans, phantom stock plans, stock option plans and related rabbi trusts and secular trusts
•Consultation, planning, and advice regarding employee welfare benefit plans and fringe benefit plans. These include insured, partially insured and self-funded health plans and related COBRA and HIPAA compliance; life insurance plans; short-term and long-term disability plans; cafeteria plans, including flexible benefit, reimbursement account, and premium only plans and other employee fringe benefit arrangements
•Consultation and advice in connection with all aspects of the maintenance and the on-going operation of the above plans, including: Internal Revenue Code and ERISA general compliance and new law compliance; plan eligibility, benefits, distributions and claims; plan, employer and participant tax consequences; reporting and disclosure; fiduciary monitoring and requirements; and prohibited transaction issues and exemptions
•Assist clients in connection with Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) programs, including self-correction, voluntary correction (VCP), and closing agreement (CAP) programs, and representing clients in connection with IRS and Department of Labor employee benefit plan reviews and audits
•Consultation and review in connection with employee benefit plan mergers, combinations, and terminations in general and when arising in connection with company reorganizations
•Work with firm business attorneys in connection with business purchases, sales, mergers, and reorganizations in matters relating to employee benefit plans
•Provide technical ERISA and employee benefit support and advice to the firm's litigation attorneys in connection with employment and employee benefit-related litigation
•Counsel employer-sponsor clients regarding employee benefit claims, benefit claim denials and related appeals. Advise regarding ERISA claims procedure provisions and administration
•Review and advise with regard to the adoption and implementation of simplified employee pension (SEP) plans, SIMPLE IRA plans and SIMPLE 401(k) plans for the smaller business client
•Advise individual clients with regard to all aspects of qualified and nonqualified retirement plan benefits and IRA benefits, including related distribution planning and tax planning
•Provide ERISA and employee benefit plan design and operation-related advice to various accountant and other benefit consultant clients in connection with various projects

Ms. Snyder, an alumni member of the IRS TE/GE Council - Gulf Coast Area and member of the Association of Employee Benefit Planners of New Orleans, frequently speaks on panels and at programs dealing with employee benefits issues for a range of industries and companies.


•Panel Participant, Health Care Reform and Employer Medical Plans, Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association River and Marine Industry Seminar, April 2011
• Employee Benefit Plans: How to Handle with Terminated/Laid-Off Employees and with Employees in an Asset or Stock Sale, Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association River and Marine Industry Seminar, April 2010
• Special Tax Relief for Katrina Distributions From Eligible Retirement Plans, A Flood of Tax Relief - Post Katrina Tax Tips, Liskow & Lewis Women's Luncheon, March 2006
• The Katrina Aftermath, Benefits Conference of the South, Atlanta, March 2006
•“Employee Benefit Considerations, ” Liskow & Lewis, Buying and Selling Oil and Gas Properties, Houston, May 2005
•“DOL Final COBRA Notice Regulations and the New HIPAA Portability Regulations, ” Greater New Orleans Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, March 2005
•“New Rules for Pension Benefit Automatic Rollovers, ” IRS Gulf Coast Area TE/GE Council meeting, co-panel member with the Department of Labor, February 2005
•Liskow & Lewis Employment Law/Employee Benefits Client Seminar, May 2004
•Human Resource Management Association of New Orleans Program on Employer and Fiduciary Responsibilities with Participant Investment Directed 401(k) Plans, 2003
•UBS/Paine Webber and ING Financial Services Program on New Retirement Plan EGTRRA Provisions, 2002
•“Estate Planning with IRAs - The New Minimum Distribution Rules and Other Lifetime Options, ” LSU Estate Planning Seminar, September 2002
•Series Presentations involving Minimum Distribution Rules, 2000
•“Employee Benefits and Individual Retirement Accounts 1996 and 1997 Tax Acts, ” Instructor for Program for Prime Time CLE Institute, March 1998
•“Simple Plans and Complicated IRAs, ” Louisiana State Bar Association, Tax Section, New Orleans Meeting, April 1998
•Client In-house Employee Benefit Plan Seminar Instructor, 1998
•Association of Employee Benefit Planners Meetings - Frequent Legislative Update Presenter


• Plan Participant Disclosure Rules - Compliance Alert
• Pension Protection Act: Looming Deadline and Key Changes for Defined Contribution Plans


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Randye C. Snyder

701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000
New OrleansLA 70139


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