Jay Van Heyde Speaks at EAF Seminar in Orlando on “Fiduciary and New Fee Requirements”

Dean Mead attorney, Jay Van Heyde, was among four featured speakers at the March EAF program on March 7, 2012.

Fiduciary & New Fee Requirements

Retirement requires prudent governance by plan sponsors and fiduciaries. It is in the best interests, and legal duty pursuant to ERISA, of those responsible for the plan and plan participants to adopt prudent processes for all areas of plan management.

Procedural prudence requires that plan sponsors:

  • Become educated in each area of responsibility
  • Take actions which are prudent and taken exclusively in the best interest of participants and beneficiaries
  • Document all actions taken

Topics discussed during the program included the following:

  • Fiduciaries
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Fiduciary Liabilities
  • Fees & Expenses
  • ERISA §404(a) and §404(c) Compliance

PRESENTERS – Our distinguished panel of presenters included:

  • A. Lee Shane – Lee is Vice President of Insurance Office of America’s Group Benefit Department and specializes in retirement plans. He has 35 years of expertise in the insurance industry benefits field.
  • Les W. Eiserman, CPA, CVA – Les is an Audit Principal in the Orlando, Florida office of LarsonAllen with over 29 years of audit experience. Les spent his first 7 years with an international accounting firm. He has significant experience in auditing privately held companies and non-for-profit entities and has extensive experience in employee benefit plans.
  • Erin Melinda Koski, CPA – Erin is an Audit Manager in the Orlando, Florida office of LarsonAllen. She is responsible for planning and performing accounting and audit engagements and supervising engagement staff. She has over twelve years of audit experience in public accounting serving clients in a variety of industries including real estate and employee benefits.
  • Joseph “Jay” Van Heyde II, Attorney – Jay is an attorney with the full service commercial law firm of Dean Mead. He represents a wide variety of clients with respect to their tax qualified retirement plans, including ESOPs and 401(k) and defined benefit pension plans, non-qualified plans of deferred compensation, stock option and other equity based compensation plans, health and welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, COBRA health care continuation coverage compliance, and other employee fringe benefit matters. Dean Mead provides legal representation to businesses and individuals with emphasis on corporate law, tax, employee benefits, commercial litigation, estate & succession planning, real estate, healthcare & life sciences, agribusines and financial institutions.