Gregg H. Ginn

Gregg H. Ginn: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Senior Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Gregg guides clients through the maze of federal laws and regulations governing their employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. His core expertise is in two statutes: the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) relating to retirement benefits (pension, 401(k) and 403(b) benefits), welfare benefits (health, life, disability, and severance benefits), deferred compensation (457 plans and plans subject to 409A) and executive compensation (incentive plans and equity-based arrangements). He practices exclusively in these areas, and has extensive experience advising clients on fiduciary standards under ERISA and tax qualification requirements under the Code; drafting plans, committee charters, investment policy statements and executive compensation arrangements; and occasionally representing clients in ERISA litigation.
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Biography

Gregg advises clients on federal laws and regulations governing employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. For over thirty years his practice has focused primarily on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) relating to retirement benefits (pension, 401(k) and 403(b) benefits), welfare benefits (health, life, disability, and severance benefits), deferred compensation (457 plans and plans subject to 409A) and executive compensation (incentive plans and equity-based arrangements). He has extensive experience advising clients on fiduciary standards under ERISA and tax qualification requirements under the Code; and drafting plans, committee charters, investment policy statements and executive compensation arrangements. He occasionally assists other attorneys in ERISA litigation.

He is senior counsel and past Chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, he served on the firm’s Executive Board from 2008 through 2011, and he chaired the firm's Total Quality Steering Committee from its inception in 1995 until 2009.

Gregg enjoys walking in all seasons, spending time in the summer with family and friends at a camp on a lake in northern Maine, working with developmentally disabled adults (something he has done for many years) in a program established by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and traveling to Rome whenever possible. Gregg served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1971-1978.

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under
Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2011 Portland, ME Employee Benefits
Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Employee Benefits

Public Service

Past Board Member, Shalom House
Past Board Member, Demers Group Home
Past Member, Commission to Study the Maine State Retirement System
Past Chair and Current Chair of the Finance Council and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

Highlights

Gregg Ginn is the top ERISA lawyer in the state, if not the region.

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

BENEFITS BLOG
Keep up with changes and trends in benefits and compensation.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Experience

Correction of Prohibited Transactions
Correction of six prohibited transactions under the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Dispute with Service Provider
Dispute regarding services provided to client by actuary relating to retirement plan design and administration.

Retirement Plan Governance Structure
Best practices assessment and recommendations in relation to our client's retirement plan governance structure.

News

May 29, 2013

Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier

June 7, 2012

Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith

May 11, 2011

Six Verrill Dana Attorneys Selected for the Lawdragon 3000
Press Releases
Juliet T. Browne, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins

October 25, 2010

Gregg Ginn Named Best Lawyers' 2011 Portland, Maine Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year
Press Releases
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Publications

July 18, 2018

New Disability Claims Procedures Affect Retirement Plans and Deferred Compensation Plans Too
Alerts and Newsletters
Eric Altholz, Lisa Boehm, and Suzanne Meeker

August 30, 2013

IRS Guidance on DOMA Decision
Alerts and Newsletters

June 26, 2012

Service Provider Disclosures to Plan Fiduciaries Due by July 1
Alerts and Newsletters
Eric Altholz, Lisa Boehm, Suzanne Meeker, and Misti Munster

January 22, 2010

Outcome of Fee Litigation Case Offers Lessons for Plan Fiduciaries
Alerts and Newsletters

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA
  • Executive Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4900  Phone
(207) 253-4901  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/gginn
University Attended:
United States Air Force Academy, B.S., 1971; Columbia University, M.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Harvard University, J.D., 1981
Year of First admission:
1981
Admission:
1981, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association

Military:
Capt., USAF (1971-1978)
ISLN:
907083359

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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