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Member News -- Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes..

The law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Karen E. Phillips as Senior Counsel in the executive compensation and employee benefits group.

Ms. Phillips represents clients in connection with employee benefits and compensation-related aspects of corporate transactions, financing arrangements and public offerings, including negotiation, review and drafting of transactional documents, supervision of due diligence, and identification of issues arising under, and assistance in complying with, the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA and applicable federal securities laws and exchange regulations.

Ms. Phillips also advises clients on the structure, implementation and administration of non-qualified employee compensation plans, programs and arrangements, including the associated federal tax implications. She represents clients in connection with the design, administration, amendment and termination of single-employer and multiemployer defined contribution retirement plans and defined benefit pension plans, and has designed, negotiated and drafted equity-based compensation plans, employment, consulting, termination, severance and change-in-control agreements and advised clients on the associated ERISA, federal tax and securities implications.

Ms. Phllips received her LL.M. in taxation with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, her J.D. from the University of Michigan, and her A.B. from the University of Chicago. She is a member of The Alumni Society and the National Association of Women Lawyers.

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