Allan S. Friedland

Allan S. Friedland: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 90 State House Square, 8th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103-3708
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Allan Friedland is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has over 25 years of employee benefit and tax experience, both in private practice and with a major insurance company.

Mr. Friedland advises private and public employers on a wide range of retirement and health and welfare plan tax compliance issues and related ERISA fiduciary and employment law matters. He has extensive experience with health and welfare plans, including COBRA compliance, implementation, administration and termination of qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans (including 401(k) and profit-sharing plans), as well as the design and tax aspects of deferred compensation plans for executives. Mr. Friedland also provides defined benefit and defined contribution plan drafting and governmental agency submission and representation services.


Benefits Law Advisor
The IRS Doesn’t Disappoint
August 29, 2018

As anticipated by plan sponsors of closed defined benefit pension plans, the IRS issued Notice 2018-69, the fourth extension for an additional year of the temporary nondiscrimination relief for “closed” defined benefit pension plans originally announced by the IRS during 2014. The extended relief applies to plan years beginning before 20

By Allan S. Friedland and Kathryn W. Wheeler, CEBS

Benefits Law Advisor
DOL Continues Investigating Defined Benefit Plans Regarding Procedures for Locating Participants and Paying Benefits at Mandatory Retirement Age
April 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) publicized last year its stepped up enforcement efforts inquiring about procedures used by larger defined benefit plans for locating, and then beginning payment of benefits to, terminated vested participants who have reached the age when the plan mandates benefits must begin.

By Allan S. Friedland

Benefits Law Advisor
IRS Prohibits Future Annuity-to-Lump Sum Conversions for Defined Benefit Plan Retirees Currently Receiving Benefits
July 27, 2015

On July 9, 2015, the IRS released Notice 2015-49 (the “Notice”) informing taxpayers that the Service and the Treasury intend to amend the required minimum distribution regulations to eliminate the recent defined benefit (“DB”) plan risk management strategy of offering lump sum payments to replace annuity payments to retirees currently rec

By Allan S. Friedland and Kenneth C. Weafe

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Employee Benefits
  • Automotive
  • Higher Education
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(860) 522-0404  Phone
(860) 247-1330  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1977
Law School Attended:
Widener University, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1992, Connecticut; 1982, Pennsylvania; 1985, New Jersey

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
•National Institute of Pension Administrators

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