Kenneth F. Ginder

Kenneth F. Ginder: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Ken handles matters in all areas of employee benefits, including retirement plans, welfare plans, fringe benefits, and executive compensation. Ken has significant experience representing clients in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audits. Ken has represented many clients before the IRS under its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), and before the DOL under its Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP) and Delinquent Filer Voluntary Correction Program (DFVCP). He also spends a significant amount of time advising clients on their nonqualified deferred compensation plans and incentive compensation plans.
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Biography

Ken handles matters in all areas of employee benefits, including retirement plans, welfare plans, fringe benefits, and executive compensation. Ken has significant experience representing clients in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audits. Ken has represented many clients before the IRS under its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), and before the DOL under its Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP) and Delinquent Filer Voluntary Correction Program (DFVCP). He also spends a significant amount of time advising clients on their nonqualified deferred compensation plans and incentive compensation plans.

Ken began his career as a law clerk to a trial judge in the Maine Superior Court, and then an appellate judge in the Utah Court of Appeals. He then worked in Boston for over three years in the tax department of a national public accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand. He earned an advanced degree in taxation from Boston University in 1998, and since 1997 he has concentrated in the area of employee benefits with Verrill Dana.

When Ken is not in the office, he devotes much of his free time to coaching girls travel hockey.

Clerkships

•Chief Justice Thomas E. Delanty, II, Maine Superior Court
•Judge Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals

Honors

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Employee Benefits
(ERISA) Law

Highlights

Ken Ginder always communicates in a timely manner and is excellent at keeping me up-to-date. Excellent with 401k and fiduciary questions.
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
BENEFITS BLOG
Keep up with changes and trends in benefits and compensation.
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Experience

Dispute with Service Provider
Dispute regarding services provided to client by actuary relating to retirement plan design and administration.
Independent Contractors
We advised client with respect to hiring independent contractors and the employee benefit and employment tax issues related to independent contractors and assisted with drafting independent contractor agreement, reviewed all employee benefit plans regarding independent contractors, and drafted amendments to plan documents to provide “Microsoft language” in the event independent contractors were reclassified.
Nonprofit Mergers & Acquisitions: Membership Substitution Transaction
To expand its capacity to provide patient care in an increasingly competitive marketplace, a pioneering New York-based kidney and cancer research and treatment center affiliated with another New York institution in a complex, 11-month process requiring the coordination of many attorneys and practice groups.

News

June 29, 2018
Verrill Dana Attorney Elected Vice President of Maine Employee Benefits Council
Press Releases
Kenneth F. Ginder

August 20, 2012
Verrill Dana’s Beach to Beacon Team Hits the Road to Raise Money
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Charles P. Bacall, Robert C. Brooks, Roger A. Clement, Jr., John P. Giffune, Kenneth F. Ginder, Jennifer L. Harrell, Nathaniel R. Hull, Gretchen A. Johnson, Lisa A. LaMarche, A. Robert Ruesch, Timothy R. Shannon, Rachel M. Wertheimer

Publications

December 21, 2017
Retirement Plan Administrators Need to Look for Missing Participants
Published Works
Kenneth Ginder

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

May 11, 2010
Relief from Imputed Income for Employees Covering Adult Dependents Under Employer Health Insurance Plans
Alerts and Newsletters

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA
  • Executive Compensation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Taxation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4912  Phone
(207) 253-4913  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/kginder
University Attended:
Colby College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988
Law School Attended:
Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1998; University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1993, Massachusetts; 1991, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

Maine Employee Benefits Council, Board of Directors
Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee
National Diocesan Attorneys Association

ISLN:
900859111

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (35 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Shareholder on 06/27/17 in Employee Benefits

    Ken is a consummate professional who is thoroughly familiar with all facets of benefits work. There is no attorney I would rather have on my side if I were faced with an IRS or DOL audit.

    Ken is a consummate professional who is thoroughly familiar with all facets of benefits work. There is no attorney I would rather have on my side if I were faced with an IRS or DOL audit. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 01/14/12 in Employee Benefits

    Ken Ginder's command of employee benefits law is exceeded only by his ability to give practical, down-to-earth advice that solves problems. I had the great good fortune to work with Ken for several years, and he remains the standard against which I j... Read more

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    Ken Ginder's command of employee benefits law is exceeded only by his ability to give practical, down-to-earth advice that solves problems. I had the great good fortune to work with Ken for several years, and he remains the standard against which I judge myself as an attorney. He is well-liked by his clients on both a personal and professional level, because he personifies what it means to be both a true a professional and a great person! Read less

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