Butterfield Schechter & Van Clief LLP

Law Firm in San Diego, CA
San Diego's Premier Employee Benefits Law Firm

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About This Firm

Founded in 1998 by Robert K. Butterfield and Marc S. Schechter, Butterfield Schechter & Van Clief LLP is San Diego County's largest firm focusing its law practice primarily on employee benefit plan matters. The attorneys at Butterfield Schechter & Van Clief LLP are dedicated to offering top-quality legal services. The commitment of the Firm's attorneys to provide excellent service, together with their many years of combined experience, continues to foster positive solutions for clients. Butterfield Schechter & Van Clief LLP's persistent effort to prevent future legal problems from occurring has also encouraged the development of long-term client relationships.

Areas of Law

  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Taxation
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Corporate Formation
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Family Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Small Business Corporations
  • Employee Benefits
  • Cobra
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Benefit Taxation
  • Employee Benefit Trusts
  • Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Trusts
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Equity Compensation
  • ERISA Compliance
  • Estate Planning.
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Executive Compensation Taxation
  • Flexible Benefit Plans
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Health Benefits
  • Non-Qualified Benefits
  • Pension And Profit Sharing Plans
  • 401
  • Pension Plans
  • Pension Taxation
  • Profit Sharing
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Retirement Benefit Plans
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • QDROs
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Partnership Formation
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Estate And Gift Taxation
  • Tax Law

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Butterfield Schechter & Van Clief LLP
10021 Willow Creek Road, Suite 200,
San Diego, CA 92131-1603

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 10021 Willow Creek Road, Suite 200,
San Diego, CA 92131-1603


Office Hours
08:30 AM- 05:30 PM
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