John E. Rich, Jr. (Manchester, New Hampshire)
John E. Rich, Jr. (Manchester, New Hampshire)

John E. Rich, Jr.

Licensed for 27 years

Practice Area: Corporate, Education, Healthcare 11 more areas of practice + 11 more

John E. Rich, Jr.

Serving Manchester, NH view address

Director & Chair of the Tax Department at firm McLane Middleton, Professional Association

Serving Manchester, NH view address

About John E. Rich, Jr.

John is the Chair of McLane's Tax Department. John advises clients regarding compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA and other complex federal laws applicable to employee benefit plans. He frequently represents clients before the IRS and United States Department of Labor in audits and investigations and represents clients in litigation involving employee benefit plans. John provides advice to employers regarding all forms of executive compensation and health and welfare plans. John also advises executives concerning stock options, compensation issues and estate planning involving IRAs and retirement benefits.

John received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1989) and his B.A...

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John is the Chair of McLane's Tax Department. John advises clients regarding compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA and other complex federal laws applicable to employee benefit plans. He frequently represents clients before the IRS and United States Department of Labor in audits and investigations and represents clients in litigation involving employee benefit plans. John provides advice to employers regarding all forms of executive compensation and health and welfare plans. John also advises executives concerning stock options, compensation issues and estate planning involving IRAs and retirement benefits.

John received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1989) and his B.A. from Dartmouth College (1984).

ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS

Written By John

•The ACA's 30-Hour Threshold: Federal courts consider whether employers can reduce employees' hours to avoid cost of health care
•The Use of Synthetic Equity for Start Up Businesses
•Ongoing Duty of Retirement Plan Fiduciaries to Monitor Plan Investments - Confirmed by the United States Supreme Court
•The ongoing monitoring duty of fiduciaries - Supreme Court rules retirement plans must have vigorous reviews of investment decisions
•When Does My Client Need a Tax Attorney?
•Same-Sex Spousal Benefits: Is Your Business in Compliance with the Recent Federal Ruling?
•Know The Law: Providing Health Coverage to Employees Under the Affordable Care Act
•What Health Care Reform Means for New Hampshire Employers in 2013 and 2014
•Know the Law: Health Care Reform Law
•What Employers Need to Know About the New Retirement Plan Fee and Expense Disclosure Rules

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Areas of Law

  • Corporate
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Labor & Employment
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Corporate Business Law
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Law
  • Pension/Profit Sharing/Employee Benefits Law
  • Taxation

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/27/13 in Estate Planning

    I have a need for attorney's who are able to prepare QDRO documents. John is very capable and does a good job. He is very responsive. Read more

    I have a need for attorney's who are able to prepare QDRO documents. John is very capable and does a good job. He is very responsive.

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    • Judgment

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      Credentials

      Position
      Director & Chair of the Tax Department
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1989, Connecticut
      1994, New Hampshire
      Law School Attended
      Boston University School of Law
      Class of 1989
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Dartmouth College
      Class of 1984
      B.A
      Representative Cases
      Representative Work
      Advised employers on retirement plan fee disclosure
      Counseled employers on health care reform legislation
      Restated retirement plans for tax law changes and received IRS determination letters
      Advised SAUs, school districts and tax exempt employers on implementation of new Tax Code Section 403(b) annuity plan regulations
      Served as expert witness on QDROs and calculation of pension benefits in divorce litigation
      Analyzed the effect of recent deferred compensation legislation on nonqualified retirement plans
      Obtained a favorable IRS private letter ruling to allow implementation of legislation involving a governmental retirement plan
      Advised several employers of their fiduciary responsibilities in connection with transitions to new retirement plan service providers
      Successfully obtained IRS approval for the correction of administrative errors made by service providers to retirement plans