Gilbert C. Van Loon

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  • Attorney at Butler Snow LLP
  • Renaissance at Colony Park, 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400, P.O. Box 6010, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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Biography

Gilbert has represented clients in in all aspects of retirement and health and welfare benefit plans - design, administration, compliance, taxation, employee communications, fiduciary responsibility, defense of benefit claims, examinations, ruling applications, correction program filings and merger and acquisition transactions.

Distinctions

•AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America
•Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 1999-2019
The Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year, Employee Benefits (Mississippi), 2011, 2017, 2019
•Certified Public Accountant, 1981
•Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Silver Medal, 1981
•University of Southern Mississippi, Alumni Hall of Fame, 2015

In the News

•158 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•Commerce Union buying Columbia bank - Nashville Post
•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•SmartBank to acquire Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Capstone Bank - Spoke
•Butler Snow Attorney Among 7 Inducted Into the USM Alumni Hall of Fame
•Butler Snow Selected as Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ 2013 North American Team of the Year Finalist

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Author, “Benefit Plan Records Retention: How Long is Enough,” Mississippi Business Journal, Vol. 40, No. 25, June 22, 2018.
•Author, The New DOL Investment Fiduciary Rules - Effective June 9, 2017, But How Long Will They Last?, Benefits Brief, June 2017.
•Speaker, How the New DOL Investment Advice Fiduciary Rules will Affect Financial Advisors, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors: Jackson, Mississippi Chapter, September 2016.
•Author, SEC Money Market Mutual Fund Rules - The Impact on Retirement Plans, Benefits Brief, May 2016.
•Author,“Same-Sex Marriage and Benefit Plans of Mississippi Municipalities,” Mississippi Municipalities, Vol. 65, No. 1, (2016).
•Speaker, “Bank Trusteed Retirement Plans: What’s New and What’s on the Horizon,” Mississippi Bankers Association Financial Management Conference, November 2015.
•Author, Best Practices in Periodic Reviews of Participant Directed Retirement Plans, Benefits Commentary, June 2013.
•Author, The Department of Labor Fee Transparency Initiatives: Part 3 - Mandatory Investment and Fee and Expense Disclosures to Plan Participants, Benefits Brief, May 2012.
•Author, The Department of Labor Fee Transparency Initiatives: Part 2 - Mandatory Service Provider Fee Disclosures - Updated, Benefits Brief, May 2012.
•Author, The Importance of Understanding and Monitoring Retirement Plan Fees and Expense s, Benefits Commentary, August 2011.
•Author, The Department of Labor Fee Transparency Initiatives: Part 2 - Mandatory Service Provider Fee Disclosures, Benefits Brief, June 2011.
•Speaker, Avoiding Tax Traps in Employment and Severance Agreements, Mississippi Employment Law Seminar, University of Mississippi, May 2011.
•Co-Author, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (including COBRA), Mississippi Employment Law Practice Handbook, 2009.
•Speaker, Employee Benefits in an Uncertain Economy: Implementing Cost Saving Strategies and Other Administration Issues, Mississippi Employment Law Seminar, University of Mississippi, May 2009.
•Speaker, What CPAs and Their Clients Should Know About Section 409A, Central Chapter of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, September 2008.
•Author, Best Practices for Minimizing the Potential for Retirement Plan Fiduciary Liability, Benefits Commentary, July 2008.
•Author, U.S. Supreme Court Permits Individual Lawsuits for Retirement Plan Fiduciary Breach, Benefits Brief, March 2008.
•Author, The Section 415 Regulations on Post Severance Compensation, Benefits Brief, February 2008.
•Author, Plan Amendment Deadline Extended For Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Arrangements, Planning Notes, November 2007.
•Speaker, The Coming Storm: Best Practices for Minimizing the Risk of Fiduciary Liability in Bank Trusteed Retirement Plans, Mississippi Bankers Association Trust Conference, November 2007.
•Speaker, Best Practices for Minimizing the Potential for Retirement Plan Fiduciary Liability, Greater Memphis Employee Benefits Council, July 2007.
•Author, New Regs Establish Deadline for Implementing Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan Changes, High Points, June 2007.
•Author, Implications of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for 2007 Plan Administration, Benefits Brief, December 2006.
•Speaker, Methods to Contain Employee Benefits Costs, MetroJackson Chamber of Commerce, August 2006.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Employee Benefits
  • Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Taxation of Businesses

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(601) 985-4556  Phone
(601) 985-4500  Fax
www.butlersnow.com
University Attended:
University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., Business Administration, summa cum laude, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 1985; University of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Mississippi: Southern District; U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; 1985, Mississippi
Memberships:

Associations

American Bar Association

Taxation Section

Employee Benefits Committee

Mississippi Bar Association

Taxation Section

Estates and Trusts Section

Capital Area Bar Association

Community Grants Committee, 2003-2008

Madison County Bar Association

Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants

Board of Governors

Member, 1994-1996

Member, 2002-2004

National Center for Employee Ownership

The ESOP Association

University of Southern Mississippi Foundation

Board of Directors, 2010-2013, 2014-2017

Investment Committee, 2011-Present

Executive Committee, 2012-2013, 2014-2015

Birth Information:
1959
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representation of clients in all aspects of retirement and health and welfare benefit plans - design, administration, compliance, taxation, employee communications, fiduciary responsibility, and defense of benefit claims.; Representation of clients in implementation of the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA, and other federal mandates.; Representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor in examinations, ruling applications and correction program filings.; Advises on benefit issues in merger and acquisition transactions - due diligence; coordination, transition and termination of benefit programs; and correcting past deficiencies.; Representation of clients in all aspects of nonqualified deferred compensation plans - design, administration, compliance, document drafting and taxation.
ISLN:
901852982

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0

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    Ridgeland, MS
    Renaissance at Colony Park , 1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1400 , P.O. Box 6010
    Ridgeland, MS 39157

    (601) 985-4556 Phone

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