Karen represents clients in connection with employee benefits and compensation-related aspects of corporate transactions, financing arrangements and public offerings, including negotiation, review and drafting of transactional documents, supervision of due diligence, and identification of issues arising under, and assistance in complying with, the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA and applicable federal securities laws and exchange regulations.
Karen advises clients on the structure, implementation and administration of non-qualified employee compensation plans, programs and arrangements, including the associated federal tax implications. She also represents clients in connection with the design, administration, amendment and termination of single-employer and multiemployer defined contribution retirement plans and defined benefit pension plans, and has designed, negotiated and drafted equity-based compensation plans, employment, consulting, termination, severance and change-in-control agreements and advised clients on the associated ERISA, federal tax and securities implications.
Karen also assists clients with corporate governance and compliance matters, including preparation and revision of applicable securities filings, employee communications and public announcements.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Karen worked for a large national insurance and employee benefits firm.
Karen Phillips Guest Lecturer for University of Michigan Law School’s Entrepreneurship Clinic
Karen Phillips to Attend The Alumni Society’s 2019 Influencers Dinner
Karen Phillips Guest Lectures for University of Michigan Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic
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•University of Michigan Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic, Ann Arbor, MI, April 8, 2019
•“Preventing Separation Anxiety: Severance Arrangement Best Practices,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, March 20, 2019
•University of Michigan Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 19, 2018
•The Alumni Society
•National Association of Women Lawyers
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