When the sponsor of an employee benefit plan is in bankruptcy, or is considering filing for bankruptcy, there are often issues that arise under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Bankruptcy Code, and the Internal Revenue Code. B&E provides advice concerning these laws.
Business and Corporate Law
B&E’s corporate client list includes small and large established and emerging companies from across the country, as well as international firms with offices in the United States. In addition to acting as outside general counsel, corporate counsel and/or strategic national counsel to these nationally- and internationally-recognized companies, B&E handles complex litigations and trials in Federal and State courts throughout the country involving a wide variety of legal disputes.
Over the years, laws that subject individuals and companies to criminal charges have expanded, most of which individuals and companies are unaware of. This expansion of criminal laws has ushered in a wave of increased government enforcement through internal investigations, criminal trials, and administrative enforcement proceedings.
Cultural Property Law
Antiquities have been avidly collected since the Renaissance. Over the years, many such artifacts that have resided in public and private collections have not retained their ownership history. Today, however, questions about an artifact’s provenance have become paramount, with foreign governments and the archaeological establishment claiming that artifacts should be treated as “illicit” unless proven otherwise.
Employee Benefits Law
ERISA is a federal law passed to protect pension rights. The U.S. Congress, out of concern over corporate mismanagement of worker’s retirement funds, passed this act in 1974. ERISA sets minimum standards for pension plans, guaranteeing that pension rights cannot be unfairly denied to or taken from a worker.
The Firm offers a full range of labor and employment law advice and services, including: Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Discrimination Law, Employment Contract Disputes, Employment Contract Negotiations, Employment Law & Counseling, Labor Law, Maryland Employment Law, Non Compete Litigation, Sexual Harassment, Washington D.C. Employment Law and Wrongful Discharge/Termination.
B&E attorneys provide clients with a wide range of legislative and regulatory services. These services include: Representing clients before regulatory agencies; Advising on political trends and key policy maker positions; Creating and managing coalitions, to further legislative goals; Drafting legislative proposals, bills and amendments, written comments, testimony, rulemaking, proposals, issue summaries, and strategies.
Higher Education Law
B&E’s Higher Education Law practice group handles a wide range of legal matters involving public and private universities and colleges. Our attorneys maintain a nationwide Higher Education Law practice and regularly counsel university administrators, professors and graduate students with regard to all aspects of their relationships with institutes of higher education.
B&E’s litigation practice cuts across the substantive knowledge of its core practice areas of employment and employee benefits law, and includes several other areas of practice. All lawyers at B&E are seasoned litigators, well-known for their vigorous representation of individuals and entities in civil and criminal litigation, investigations, trials, and appeals.
Special Matters / Investigations
Bailey & Ehrenberg’s Special Matters practice group brings the interdisciplinary expertise of the firm’s attorneys to a diverse range of legal problems. Our attorneys have handled a variety of complex personal, criminal, and business law problems for individual and institutional clients.