Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

At a time when public agencies and private employers are facing significant challenges brought by the rising cost of pension, health and fringe benefits, increased regulatory scrutiny and an evolving market affecting revenues, the experienced counsel of Best Best & Krieger LLP can achieve significant savings and value.
 
BB&K attorneys in our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice provide a full range of services in the areas of employee and retirement benefits and executive compensation. With decades of experience representing public agencies, private companies and nonprofit organizations, BB&K’s Employee Benefits attorneys are adept at devising practical solutions to help clients retain their most valuable asset – their employees – while remaining fiscally responsible. We take the time to understand our clients’ motivations and key drivers to design the right benefit programs and compensation arrangements to meet each client’s specific needs and goals.
 
The representation of public agency and private (including nonprofit) employers each presents its own unique challenges, and our Employee Benefits attorneys are skilled at identifying and resolving such challenges in a timely and cost-efficient manner. We provide practical solutions to daunting challenges and assist with facilitating implementation, from drafting documents to communicating with employees, retirees and third-party stakeholders.

We provide nearly 300 public employers with strategic counsel and advice on a variety of employee benefit issues, including CalPERS, ACA and the Public Employee Retirement Law and Public Employee Pension Reform Act. Learn more about our public sector employee benefits services by clicking here. 
 
Our services to public agencies include:


Private employers from a variety of industries turn to BB&K for guidance in designing, drafting and implementing benefit, retirement and compensation plans. Learn more about the services we provide for private employers by clicking here.

David Allen

David Allen

Pension Consultant*

(916) 329-3688

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Partner

(916) 329-3685

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Michelle Enchill

Michelle Enchill

Associate

(916) 551-2097

Karen S. Fogarty

Karen S. Fogarty

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8403

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Laurie A. Ibarra

Laurie A. Ibarra

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8354

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Trusts & Estates
Marissa Morimoto

Marissa Morimoto

Associate

(951) 826-8277

Areas of Focus: Business | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Susan Neethling

Susan Neethling

Of Counsel

(916) 329-3687

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Isabel C. Safie

Isabel C. Safie

Partner

(951) 826-8309

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Tax
John D. Wahlin

John D. Wahlin

Partner

(951) 826-8313

Areas of Focus: Business | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Labor & Employment | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Tax | Trusts & Estates
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Isabel Safie and Jill Tremblay Return to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

The BB&K Attorneys Acknowledged Again for Practice Achievements

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Lessons Learned from San Jose and other Attempted Solutions

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment – The Complex Puzzle of Funding Our Future
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment – The Complex Puzzle of Funding Our Future

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Pension Liability by the Numbers
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Pension Liability by the Numbers

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

A Glimpse at the Future
Videos Apr 24, 2018

A Glimpse at the Future

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

BB&K Event Apr 24, 2018

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

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Closing Remarks
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Closing Remarks

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Perspectives: The Practical Effects of Today's Pension Programs
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Perspectives: The Practical Effects of Today's Pension Programs

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Federal Legislative Discussion – Where Do We Invest?
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Federal Legislative Discussion – Where Do We Invest?

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Welcome and Opening Remarks

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Legal Update: Is the California Rule in Flux?
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Legal Update: Is the California Rule in Flux?

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Event Feb 20-23, 2018

California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

Annual Conference

Settlement Reached with CalPERS on Behalf of Truckee
Client Successes Feb 15, 2018

Settlement Reached with CalPERS on Behalf of Truckee

BB&K Represented Town in Negotiations

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018
Press Releases Feb 14, 2018

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018

BB&K Moves Up Higher on List of Area’s Largest Firms

Gov. Brown’s Executive Order Suspends Certain Retired Annuitant Employment Requirements
Legal Alerts Feb 6, 2018

Gov. Brown’s Executive Order Suspends Certain Retired Annuitant Employment Requirements

Modifications Needed for Disaster Response Staffing Levels

CalPERS Employers are Now Subject to Two New Penalties
Legal Alerts Feb 1, 2018

CalPERS Employers are Now Subject to Two New Penalties

New Laws Change Out-of-Class Appointments Requirements and Impose New Penalties in Connection with Retired Annuitant Employment

BB&K Event Jan 18, 2018

BB&K Annual Labor & Employment Update 2018

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[WEBINAR] Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017
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[WEBINAR] Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017

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BB&K Event Jan 9, 2018

Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017

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Connections the Key for Resolving CalPERS Issues
Client Successes Oct 5, 2017

Connections the Key for Resolving CalPERS Issues

BB&K Partner Isabel Safie Helped Two Public Agencies Overcome Problems

Isabel Safie Receives a Women Worth Watching Leadership Award
Press Releases Sep 7, 2017

Isabel Safie Receives a Women Worth Watching Leadership Award

The Profiles in Diversity Journal Recognizes BB&K Partner for “Impressive” Success

Eight BB&K Attorneys Recognized by Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List
Press Releases Aug 31, 2017

Eight BB&K Attorneys Recognized by Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List

Selected by Their Peers

Event Aug 8, 2017

Public Sector Benefits 2017: Big Ticket Items You Need to Plan For

The Pun Group Accounting Conference

BB&K Welcomes Jeffrey Chang, Susan Neethling and David Allen to the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice
Press Releases Aug 4, 2017

BB&K Welcomes Jeffrey Chang, Susan Neethling and David Allen to the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

Additions Expand Services for Public Agency Employers

Event Jun 19, 2017

CalPERS Pension Liabilities: Trends, Budget Considerations, and Planning for the Future

Webinar with KPMG Advisory Institute

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches
Legal Alerts Jun 14, 2017

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches

JPAs Providing Municipal Services Must File with LAFCOs by July 1

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
Press Releases Jun 5, 2017

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017

Two BB&K Attorneys Included on Respected List

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