Melissa Kurtzman

Littler Mendelson PC

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Cherry Street 1601
Philadelphia 19102 PA US

Melissa B. Kurtzman focuses her practice on representing management in a variety of employee benefits matters, including the design and implementation of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare and fringe benefit programs, employee benefits tax matters and employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions. She also provides advice on :

  • Employee benefit plan administration
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor correction programs
  • Contingent workforce issues

Melissa acted as an expert witness in a federal bankruptcy matter in connection with qualified plan issues. Additionally, she represents plan sponsors in employee benefit plan IRS and DOL audits. She assists plan sponsors in self-audits of employee benefits plans prior to or in connection with government audits.

Melissa is a member of Littler Mendelson’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. Prior to joining Littler, Melissa served as a partner at Wolf Block LLP where she focused on employee benefits. She was also the former director of ERISA compliance at a large retirement plan administration company.

Education :

  • LL.M. in Taxation, The George Washington University Law Center, 1988
  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 1985
  • B.A., Michigan State University, 1983

Courts : U.S. Tax Court

Professional & Community Affiliations :

  • Board Member, Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
  • Member, The Mid-Atlantic Pension Liaison Group
  • Member, Employee Benefits Section, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Former Board Member, Children’s Village Child Care Center of Philadelphia


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