Michael H. Woolever is a partner and tax lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where his practice focuses on executive compensation, ERISA Title I issues, ERISA class action litigation and other employee benefit and federal income tax matters.
Mr. Woolever regularly represents both employers and senior executives in all forms of executive compensation and executive employment matters involving employment agreements, equity compensation plans and various other forms of compensation arrangements.
He has written and spoken extensively on Code Section 409A and its impact on various forms of compensation arrangements.
Mr. Woolever regularly represents both ERISA plans and sponsors of various forms of alternative investments in connection with the fiduciary and other rules governing investments by ERISA Plans.
His practice also focuses on advising clients in other types of matters involving the fiduciary rules under Title I of ERISA and in representing clients before the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, particularly in bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Woolever also works on a regular basis with firm litigators in connection with the defense of novel ERISA class action claims and other ERISA related litigation.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1976), Mr. Woolever received his bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College (B.A., 1971). He is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.
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Mr. Woolever is admitted to practice in Illinois and is a member of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association (Employee Benefit Committee).
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