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Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Harold Ashner, with Keightley & Ashner, is an outstanding attorney. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and easy to work with.
John McMorrow Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP
Keightley & Ashner is the best on ERISA issues.
Harold Ashner, at Keightley & Ashner, is a great lawyer and I appreciate his expert advice. I've worked with him on bar matters for years.
Linda Rosenzweig from Keightley & Ashner is an invaluable resource to our not-for-profit organization. We're very grateful to have her expertise to help guide our personnel plans, goals and decisions.
Debbie Ellinghaus Olney Theatre
I have been working very closely with Harold Ashner and I have found him to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Beyond that, he is one of the most responsive lawyers with whom I have ever worked. If I ever need assistance with another matter dealing with the PBGC, I would not hesitate to contact him.
John Brescher McCarter & English, LLP
Keightley & Ashner is the "go to" firm for matters involving the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC"), the government agency that insures ERISA covered pension plans. They specialize in this very complex and technical area of ERISA, and have several lawyers who worked at PBGC. Their technical expertise and relationships within the agency are both excellent.
Keightley & Ashner is the premier firm for matters dealing with negotiations with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and plan terminations. Extremely knowledgeable and has access to expert professionals in other fields that are necessary for the assignment (e.g., actuaries).
Ethan Kra Ethan E. Kra Actuarial Services, LLC
We work with Keightley & Ashner on all matters related to the PBGC.
Rose Murtaugh Navistar
Harold Ashner is the expert for all matters PBGC. His expertise in not limited to technical and risk avoidance, but advises his clients with strategy critical to their business goals. I would highly recommend him and his firm for any of my clients with significant business with the PBGC.
I have worked with Harold Ashner for many years on committees and on client matters, particularly those relating to PBGC. He is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. He is a great resource for me and I would not hesitate to recommend Keightley & Ashner to clients (and in fact I often have).
Bruce Cadenhead Mercer
The Keightley & Ashner team has a deep expertise in pension law, on both the legal and policy side. Harold Ashner is one of the best in the business at understanding how the law currently works, should work and could be improved.
Brian Eagle Unisys
Keightley & Ashner lawyers are outstanding professionals.
Keightley & Ashner's experience is a key, effective differentiator. Their passion is still highly evident. Clients I referred them to praised the outcome via their legal services.
Chris Reilly Morgan Stanley
Keightley & Ashner is an excellent law firm and, in my opinion, provides the highest level of client service.
Michael Pietzsch Pietzsch, Bonnett, & Womack, P.A.
I would highly recommend Keightley & Ashner for their expertise in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
Scott Lynn Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Keightley & Ashner has top flight ERISA lawyers.
Keightley & Ashner is the "go to" firm with respect to PBGC issues.
Keightley & Ashner is hands down the best firm available regarding issues with the PBGC. The fact that they were willing to partner with another firm to serve the client was outstanding.
David Walters Bodman PLC
Keightley & Ashner are premier experts in addressing pension issues involving the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and plan terminations.
Keightley & Ashner is well-known for its expertise in PBGC matters. I believe that they are one of the best, if not the best, law firms on PBGC matters. Please note that PBGC matters are a specialized subset of the employee benefits area. Due to the expertise of our lawyers in the ERISA area, we rarely need to recommend other law firms. However, I highly recommend this firm on PBGC matters, particularly when there is a need to interface with the PBGC.
Keightley & Ashner is an excellent firm, with excellent resources. It is always a pleasure to work with them.
Our company worked with Linda Rosenzweig at Keightley & Ashner who was extremely active and familiar with the difficult issue of ERISA compliance coupled with the sale of a company covered by a multi-employer plan with unfunded liability. Linda was professional in all aspects of the transaction and I would not hesitate to recommend her both for her expertise, responsiveness and accessibility.
Vernon Brown Lockwood Brothers, Inc.
Keightley & Ashner is one of the "go to" firms for matters involving the PBGC.
Keightley & Ashner are clearly experts in this complex field of ERISA law. They are very responsive and Harold Ashner has many years of experience in both the public and private sectors. I highly recommend them.
Keightley & Ashner are very experienced in a complex area --- defined benefit pension plans and the PBGC.
Keightley & Ashner does excellent work, and I'm always glad to work with Harold on American Bar Association-related matters.
We work with Linda Rosenzweig at Keightley & Ashner. She provides excellent counsel and helps us problem solve effectively and efficiently. We are very pleased with her work and would highly recommend her to others. With so many changing employment laws and practices, it is reassuring to know we have Linda's excellent counsel and knowledge to help us navigate personnel matters and decisions.
I've worked with Harold Ashner and Linda Rosenzweig of Keightley & Ashner. They are top notch attorneys with extensive knowledge of pension law and PBGC issues. In addition to having command of the law, they have significant experience that allows them to gives them unique insight into PBGC matters. And they endeavor to give practical advice that will help solve problems.
Heidi Lyon Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
It is a pleasure to deal with Keightley & Ashner. They do great work.
Keightley & Ashner is the "go to" firm for PBGC matters.
Keightley & Ashner is extremely knowledgeable with respect to dealing with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on pension issues.
Keightley & Ashner has outstanding attorneys and people.
Keightley & Ashner specializes in the PBGC aspects of ERISA. I believe that this is one of the best law firms in the nation with respect to this aspect of ERISA.
Linda Rosenzweig of Keightley & Ashner is an outstanding lawyer with deep knowledge of labor law. She is also a warm and generous person!
We worked with Harold Ashner of Keightley & Ashner regarding our application to the PBGC for the distress termination of our pension plan. Harold has extensive expertise in this area. He consistently responded to issues that came up within a few hours, on a 24/7 basis. He clearly understood our business and needs. He was always very civil, friendly and surprisingly cost effective. I rate Harold and Keightley & Ashner as excellent in all areas and would gladly act as a reference for them.
Keightley & Ashner is extraordinarily well-versed and expert concerning pension plans.
Keightley & Ashner provided the charity that I direct with expert pro bono counsel on its staff retirement plan, and we are very grateful for their expertise, clarity of communication and generosity.
I have worked with Harold Ashner of Keightley & Ashner on numerous matters for common clients. He and the firm are extremely knowledgeable about the PBGC and its regulations, as well as the key people to deal with at PBGC. They are definitely the go-to firm for PBGC matters.
Keightley & Ashner is an excellent firm to work with in the subspecialty of dealing with PBGC issues. The firm provides incredible value for the service performed. I would highly recommend them.
Keightley & Ashner is excellent. They know the PBGC regulations better than the PBGC's own lawyers. They are exceptionally well connected and highly respected -- get calls and emails returned from top PBGC staff -- and they are relentless in their efforts to come up with compliant, effective, and practical solutions.
This is the preeminent law firm for representing pension plans and pension plan sponsors in dealing with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, an agency of the United States government. Their expertise is unparalleled. They have experience, expertise and knowledge. They are extremely pleasant to deal with and have great insight into the workings of the governmental agencies governing and regulating pension plans.
Keightley & Ashner is a top flight firm; they deserve an excellent rating in my view. No one knows ERISA like they do; there is no need to reinvent the wheel with them. They are responsive, have the highest integrity and are easy to deal with. I have referred them to others and would do so again. Top-notch!
It's been a privilege working with Keightley & Ashner. They are top-notch attorneys who provide excellent service and possess unparalleled expertise. Their work product has been very impressive.
Harold Ashner of Keightley & Ashner is the best.
Henry Talavera Polsinelli Shughart PC
Keightley & Ashner attorney Linda E. Rosenzweig is excellent; she provides sound, commercial advice to every question or problem I pose to her. I would recommend her to any of my HR colleagues!
I would rate Keightley & Ashner as excellent. The partner I have worked with at this firm, Harold Ashner, has tremendous expertise in the area of ERISA and employee benefit. He is very practical, and is able to translate his expertise into tangible results for his clients.
The lawyers at Keightley & Ashner with whom I have worked are outstanding individuals with extraordinary ERISA expertise. I found them to be of the highest quality. I can enthusiastically recommend this firm without hesitation and without any reservation. This firm is particularly adept at handling ERISA matters involving the PBGC.
Keightley & Ashner specializes in Title IV of ERISA, relating to the federal pension insurance program administered by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. As such, the firm's focus is narrow, but they are excellent within the limited area in which they practice. We use them to provide insight into the informal aspects of rulemaking, decision making, and enforcement at PBGC. Jim Keightley and Harold Ashner founded the firm and are its key practitioners.
Keightley & Ashner did excellent work for my client.
Rajiv Khanna BakerHostetler
We work with Linda Rosenzweig at Keighley & Ashner. She is extremely attentive and knowledgeable about employee benefits law and human resource matters. She is extremely fair, trustworthy, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. She clearly and effectively explains differing points of view in ways that are easy to understand. In fact, she is equally knowledgeable about both employee and employer issues. Ms. Rosenzweig's legal counsel is invaluable to Olney Theatre Center.
I would highly recommend Keightley & Ashner for employee benefits, ERISA and pension plan issues. Our engagement partner, Harold Ashner, was highly knowledgeable, extremely responsive and was able to efficiently and effectively assist us in resolving issues with our pension plan.
Keightley & Ashner has exceptionally deep expertise in PBGC issues, ready access to and respect from top PBGC decision makers, strong business and solution orientation, and is genuinely responsive.
I worked with Harold Ashner. He is extremely knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, honest, collaborative and reliable. I highly recommend this firm for ERISA related matters.
I worked extensively with Harold Ashner of Keightley & Ashner. He was excellent in every respect.
Keightley & Ashner is preeminent with respect to PBGC matters.
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