Matthew P. Chiarello

Matthew P. Chiarello: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Associate at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Matthew Chiarello focuses his practice on employee benefits, including compliance with the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) and the Internal Revenue Code. Matthew regularly assists employers in the design, administration and documentation of qualified- and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation programs. In addition, Matthew has experience navigating Department of Labor investigations and complex corporate transactions. Further, Matthew has helped employers comply with the reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act and has abated multi-million dollar large employer shared responsibility penalties assessed by the IRS via Letters 226J.

Matthew is a contributor to Snell & Wilmer's Benefits Blog, which offers analysis and commentary on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Congress Eases Restrictions on Hardship Distributions, Author, SW Benefits Blog (June 8, 2018)
• Distribution Dilemmas: Loans, Hardships and QDROs,” Speaker, CBIZ Seminar (October 26, 2017)
•“Settling the Long War: Alternative Dispute Resolution & the War on Terror,” Author, William & Mary Law Review (2015)

Community Involvement

•UMOM New Day Centers, Board Member (2018-present)
•Herberger Theater Center Young Leadership Board, Secretary (2017-present)
•Homeless Legal Assistance Program, (2015-present), Director (2017-present)
•University of Pennsylvania, Alumni Interviewer (2015-present)
•VITA Tax Clinic, Volunteer (2018-present)

Other Professional Experience

•Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2014)
•Pima County Attorney's Office, Law Clerk (2013)
•William & Mary Law School, Research Assistant (2013-2015)
•University of Pennsylvania, Research Assistant (2010-2012)

Related News & Events

Aug 08
Phoenix Associate Matthew P. Chiarello Appointed to UMOM New Day Centers Board of Directors

Mar 03
Young Leadership Board of the Herberger Theater Center Elects Matthew P. Chiarello as Secretary

Related Publications

Dec 06
SW Benefits Update: 2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 4) - Executive Compensation

Nov 29
SW Benefits Update: 2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 3) - Qualified Retirement Plans

Nov 12
SW Benefits Update: 2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 2) - Annual Cost of Living Adjustments

Oct 24
SW Benefits Update: 2018 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 1) - Health & Welfare

Sep 06
SW Benefits Update - The IRS’ Initial 162(m) Transition Guidance is Finally Here

Mar 28
Taxation of Virtual Currency Transactions

Mar 09
SW Benefits Update - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Implications for Public Company Executive Compensation Programs

Jan 29
SW Benefits Update - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Implications for Health and Welfare Plans and Fringe Benefits

Nov 20
SW Benefits Update - 2017 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 4) Qualified Retirement Plans

Nov 15
SW Benefits Update - 2017 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 3) Executive Compensation

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Blockchain and Digital Currency

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science and English, summa cum laude, Study Abroad: King's College London, Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Law School Attended:
William & Mary Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Notes Editor, William & Mary Law Review 2013-2015, George Wythe Society 2012-2015, Phi Alpha Delta, Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, President 2012-2015, Student Legal Services, Director 2012-2015, 2015
Year of First Admission:
2015, Arizona

Professional Memberships and Activities

•Spring Conference Committee of the Western Pension & Benefits Council
•Chair (2018-present)
•Co-Chair (2017)
•Member (2016-present)
•Snell & Wilmer Community Involvement Committee (2016-present)
•Annual Snell & Wilmer Volunteer Exposition, Coordinator (2016-present)
•State Bar of Arizona


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