Blake MacKay serves as the Compensation, Benefits & ERISA Litigation Group leader. He concentrates his practice on assisting employers in the design and compliance of qualified retirement plans and cash-based deferred compensation arrangements and handling all aspects of employee benefits in mergers, acquisitions, and related financial transactions.
Mr. MacKay’s practice involves advising clients on matters related to qualified retirement plans (including pension, cash balance, profit-sharing, 401(k) and ESOPs), 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans and other retirement and deferred compensation plans for tax-exempt entities.
Mr. MacKay assists clients with the voluntary correction of errors involving qualified retirement plans with the IRS and DOL, as well as with legal audits with the IRS, DOL and PBGC.
He also advises clients with respect to the ERISA and tax aspects of executive deferred compensation arrangements, including compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Mr. MacKay is an adjunct professor at Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches the ERISA and Employee Benefits course.
Brigham Young University (J.D., 2002)
Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1999)
Bar Admissions : Georgia
ABA Section of Taxation Employee Benefits committee