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Amanda M. Karpovich

Associate
  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3746
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As a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation group, Amanda assists businesses and not-for-profit entities with their employee benefit programs. Her experience includes advising clients regarding the design, administration and compliance issues associated with an array of employee benefit plans such as qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, incentive compensation plans, and health and welfare plans. Amanda counsels clients regarding compliance with the requirements of ERISA, HIPAA, Medicare, and COBRA. She has experience preparing plan documents, summary plan descriptions and other benefit communications for qualified plans and welfare plans.

In addition, Amanda has experience counseling public and private, U.S. and international, companies regarding compliance with the federal and state securities laws implicated when granting shares and other awards under equity compensation plans. She assists clients in drafting the securities filings required to register such shares and awards with the SEC and the U.S. states and advises public companies regarding SEC disclosure of director and executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements in their annual proxy statements. With a diverse background as a securities and an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney, Amanda is able to counsel clients regarding the interplay between the two types of law.

While attending SUNY Buffalo Law School, Amanda was a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio in the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Rising Champions for Justice Board
  • Member, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Member, Auction Committee and the Women Who Move the City Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter (WBASNY)
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Western New York
  • Alumni Mentor, SUNY Buffalo Law School

HONORS & AWARDS

  • American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor Law, 2016
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Dale S. Margulis Award, 2016
    • Judge William J. Regan Award, 2016
    • Albert R. Mugel Award, 2016
    • Note and Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 2015
    • Publications Editor, Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy, 2015

PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, “To offer or not to offer wellness incentives,” Buffalo Law Journal, October 17, 2018

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University at Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude
HSE Law
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Amanda M. Karpovich
Associate
akarpovich@hselaw.com
tel: 716.844.3746
fax: 716.853.1617

As a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation group, Amanda assists businesses and not-for-profit entities with their employee benefit programs. Her experience includes advising clients regarding the design, administration and compliance issues associated with an array of employee benefit plans such as qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, incentive compensation plans, and health and welfare plans. Amanda counsels clients regarding compliance with the requirements of ERISA, HIPAA, Medicare, and COBRA. She has experience preparing plan documents, summary plan descriptions and other benefit communications for qualified plans and welfare plans.

In addition, Amanda has experience counseling public and private, U.S. and international, companies regarding compliance with the federal and state securities laws implicated when granting shares and other awards under equity compensation plans. She assists clients in drafting the securities filings required to register such shares and awards with the SEC and the U.S. states and advises public companies regarding SEC disclosure of director and executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements in their annual proxy statements. With a diverse background as a securities and an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney, Amanda is able to counsel clients regarding the interplay between the two types of law.

While attending SUNY Buffalo Law School, Amanda was a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio in the U.S. District Court, Western District of New York.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Member, Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Rising Champions for Justice Board
  • Member, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Member, Auction Committee and the Women Who Move the City Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Western New York Chapter (WBASNY)
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Western New York
  • Alumni Mentor, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Honors & Awards

  • American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor Law, 2016
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School
    • Dale S. Margulis Award, 2016
    • Judge William J. Regan Award, 2016
    • Albert R. Mugel Award, 2016
    • Note and Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review, 2015
    • Publications Editor, Buffalo Journal of Gender, Law & Social Policy, 2015

Publications

  • Author, “To offer or not to offer wellness incentives,” Buffalo Law Journal, October 17, 2018

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University at Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude

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