Charles A. Bruder

Charles A. Bruder: Attorney with Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
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Biography

Charles A. Bruder focuses his practice in the areas of ERISA, Executive Compensation, and Taxation. Drawing upon his years of experience in counseling both institutional and individual clients, Charles is Co-Chair of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group.

Possessing a wealth of experience in all aspects of employee benefits arrangements, Charles frequently provides counsel to both for-profit and not-for-profit entities regarding numerous employee benefit and retirement benefit arrangements. He is regularly involved with issues involving defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans, Code Section 403(b) plans, multiemployer pension plans, ESOPs, and other equity-based and incentive compensation arrangements.

As many of his clients maintain both tax-qualified and non-qualified arrangements, Charles is often called upon to provide compliance and drafting guidance for deferred compensation arrangements, Code Section 457(b) and 457(f) plans and similar executive compensation vehicles. Recognizing that education is a key to maintaining successful employee benefit plans, Charles regularly advises his clients with respect to their group health insurance arrangements, including the ever-changing aspects of compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. His compliance expertise extends to ERISA fiduciary issues, prohibited transaction and controlled group analyses, and government sponsored correction programs, such as the Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Correction Program (DFVCP), and the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP).

News

Charles A. Bruder to Present at Healthier Somerset’s Annual Worksite Wellness Breakfast

Norris McLaughlin to Receive 2018 Healthy Workplace Award

Charles Bruder to Present Webinar on Pitfalls in Executive Employee Separations

Charles Bruder & David Harmon To Present Webinar on Settlement and Severance Packages

Charles Bruder to Present “Re-Defining Value in Healthcare: Evolution or Revolution?”

Charles Bruder to Present at NJ Non-Profit Conference

Bruder and Gabrielski to Present Seminar on International Business

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Represents Lombard Risk $4.25 Million Acquisition of SOFGEN Regulatory Reporting Business

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Represents Dielmann-Haniel in $61 Million Deal

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Presents Benefits/Human Resources Update

Charles Bruder to Speak on Patient Protection Act

Charles Bruder Addresses Leaders in Non-Profit Organizations on Fundraising Tax Issues

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Addresses Madoff and Recent Investment Scandals

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Names New Member

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Co-Author Chapter on Executive Compensation

Harmon and Bruder Named Practice Co-Chairs

Articles

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FOLLOWING THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF TAX LAW CHANGES UNDER THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS PREPARE FOR 2017

CHANGES LOOM FOR EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS PREPARE FOR 2016

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW IN 2015

PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

NEW RELIEF FROM OUR OLD FRIEND AMT : INDIVIDUAL TAX PLANNING

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING COULD RESULT IN INCREASED BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY CLAIMS

2008 - THE YEAR OF CODE SECTION 409A

AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 IMPOSES SIGNIFICANT COBRA CHANGES

PERSPECTIVE FOR MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTIVES ON STRUCTING AND NEGOTIATING THE PACKAGE

SELLING YOUR BUSINESS: PREPARE NOW FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD

OPERATIONAL, TRANSITIONAL AND EXIT STRATEGIES FOR CLOSELY-HELD & ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS OWNERS

THIRD CIRCUIT WEIGHS IN ON RETIREMENT BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION IN McGOWAN

Publications

•“Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017, ” Lehigh Valley Business Magazine, May 14, 2018
•“Big Changes Loom for Executive Compensation, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 2016
•“Affordable Care Act - What Employers Need to Know in 2015, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2015
•Quoted, “IRS Issues Guidance on Compliance with Section 409A Requirements Applicable to Deferred Compensation Plans of Hedge Fund Managers,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, January 20, 2010
•“Succession Planning Opportunities, ” Forkliftaction.com, May 2009
•“American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009 Imposes Significant COBRA Changes, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, April 2009
•“Employers Note: 409A Extends To Arrangements Never Thought To Constitute Deferred Compensation - Part II, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 2008
•“New Relief From Our Old Friend “AMT”: Individual Tax Planning, ” Tax Law Alert, July 2008
•“Employers Note: 409A Extends To Arrangements Never Thought To Constitute Deferred Compensation - Part I, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, July 2008
•“U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Could Result in Increased Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims, ” Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Law Alert, March 2008
•“2008 - The Year of Code Section 409A, ” Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Law Alert, January 2008
•“Perspectives for Management and Executives on Structuring and Negotiating the Package: It’s Not Just About the Dollars, ” INSIDE THE MINDS: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Client Strategies, 2008 Thomson/Aspatore
•“Third Circuit Weighs In On Retirement Benefits Administration In McGowanThe Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2006

Presentations

•“2018 Employment Law Breakfast Series: Hot Topics,” Norris McLaughin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, December 13, 2018
•“Know Your Labor & Employment Basics,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, June 20, 2018
•“Labor & Employment Year In Review,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, December 7, 2017
•“Utilizing Settlement and Severance Packages,” Lorman Education Services Webinar, March 21, 2017
•“EEOC Final Rule on Wellness Programs,” NM Year In Review, Bridgewater, NJ, December 1, 2016
•“Re-Defining Value in Healthcare: Evolution or Revolution?” Lehigh Valley Association of Healthcare Office Managers, Macungie, Pennsylvania, December 8, 2016
•“Current Issues Facing Tax-Exempt Organizations,” NJ Non-Profit Conference, Somerset, NJ December 7, 2016
•“The DOL Fiduciary Rule - What It May Mean For Planners,” Financial Planning Association NY, New York, NY, May 25, 2016
•“Affordable Care Act,” Reading “I” Day, Wyomissing, PA, April 19, 2016
•“Human Resource Law From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, Princeton, NJ, November 10, 2015
•“Affordable Care Act - Big Changes & New Responsibilities Impact All 50+ Employers in 2016 - Are You Ready?,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, October 27, 2015
•“Affordable Care Act - Current Issues & Upcoming Reporting Events,” YMCA, Metuchen, NJ, October 16, 2015
•“2015 Lehigh Valley Health Care Summit,” Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber’s Small Business Council and Healthcare Committee, Allentown, PA, October 9, 2015
•“Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2015,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 21, 2015
•“Affordable Care Act - Current Issues & Upcoming Reporting Events,” Fairfield, NJ, May 13, 2015
•“Affordable Care Act - Current Issues & Upcoming Reporting Events,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, May 12, 2015
•“Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Reading “I” Day, Wyomissing, PA, April 21, 2015
•“ERISA, Prohibited Transactions and the Role of the Fiduciary: What You Need to Know NOW,” Financial Planning Association NY, New York, NY, February 11, 2015
•“Implications of the Affordable Care Act on Small Businesses and Individuals,” Teaneck, NJ, November 20, 2014
•“Tax Planning and Affordable Care Act - Part 1 & Part 2,” Bergen Society of CPAs, Paramus, NJ, November 15, 2014
•“Legal with a Side of Heathcare,”SHRMLV October Conference, Bethlehem, PA, October 27-28, 2014
•“ERISA, Prohibited Transactions and the Role of a Fiduciary - A discussion on what professionals, service providers and fiduciaries need to know,” Financial Planning Association Chicago, Chicago, IL, October, 2014
•“What’s Your Policy? Human Resource & Employee Benefit Issues,” Crowne Plaza Fairfield, Fairfield, New Jersey, June 24, 2014
•“How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance,” National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, August 20, 2013
•“Health Care Reform - What Every Business Needs to Know,” The Hackettstown Regional Medical Foundation, Hackettstown, NJ, May 22, 2013
•“ERISA 408(b)(2), Prohibited Transactions and New Disclosure Regulations,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, April 24, 2012
•“Corporate Wellness Programs: Compliance Concerns and Practical Considerations,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, February 7, 2012
•“Corporate Wellness Adds to the Bottom Line: Creating a Productive and Healthy Workforce,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 2, 2011
•“Benefit Pitfalls & Health Care Reform Update,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, May 25, 2011
•“What Healthcare Reform Means for Your Business or Organization,” MODC’s Business Growth & Development Committee, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, February 9, 2011
•“2011 Benfits/HR Updates: Healthcare Reform, 401K Fee Disclosure and Health Plan Benchmarking,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, December 2, 2010
•“Healthcare Forum,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Annandale, New Jersey, October 26, 2010
•“PPACA Reforms That Will Impact Private Health Insurance,” Caruso Benefits Group, Inc., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2010
•“Unpacking the Complexities of the Patient Protection Act,” Piscataway, New Jersey, September 23, 2010
•“Health Insurance Reforms That Will Impact Private Health Insurance/Plan-Related Health Insurace Reform Provisions,” Besler Consulting, Princeton, New Jersey, September 17, 2010
•“Health Insurance Reforms That Will Impact Private Health Insurance,” Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 23, 2010
•“Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2010,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 10, 2010
•“Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2010,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 15, 2010
•Fiduciary Liability in Retirement Programs for the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, May 5, 2010
•“Fiduciary Oversight: Timely Topics for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 19, 2009
•Section 403(b) Plans: Relieving the Pain of Compliance” Seminar, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, July 30, 2009
•Section 403(b) Plans: Relieving the Pain of Compliance” Seminar, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, July 22, 2009
•“Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2009,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 18, 2009
•Hot Legal Issues in this Economy for Material Handling & Industrial Equipment Businesses, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A. Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 16, 2009
•COBRA Administration Following the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A. Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 31, 2009
•“Strategies to Minimize Damage from Madoff & Other Recent Investment Scandals”, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 26, 2009
•“Fiduciary Oversight: Timely Topics for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors”, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 19, 2009
•“Fiduciary Oversight: A Process & Approach,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, January 15, 2009
•“2008 Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 17, 2008
•“Selling Your Business: Prepare Now For What Lies Ahead,” New Jersey Office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.&Marcus, March 21, 2007
•“Operational, Transitional and Exit Strategies for Closely-Held & Entrepreneurial Business Owners,” Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater, New Jersey, January 17, 2007
•“Expressions of Philanthropy: Techniques to Make Charitable Gifts,” Church International, June 10, 2006
•Teleconference, “Executive Compensation Issues and Fiduciary Duties: What Directors Should Know Following the Disney Decision,” Lorman Education Services, June 8, 2006
•“Tax-Exempt Organizations,” Lorman Education Services, January 26, 2006
•“Recent Developments, Hot Topics and Tax Issues Impacting Tax-Exempt Organizations,” Lorman Education Services, May 24, 2006

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Cannabis Industry Legal Services
  • Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Law
  • Higher Education Legal Services
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Venture Tech & Emerging Growth Companies Legal Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(908) 252-4165  Phone
(908) 722-0755  Fax
https://norrismclaughlin.com
University Attended:
LaSalle University, B.A., 1991
Law School Attended:
Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1996; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., with Distinction, 1997
Year of First Admission:
1996
Admission:
1996, New Jersey; 1996, Pennsylvania
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

•American Bar Association
•Division of Taxation

ISLN:
915013645

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