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Paul W. Holloway

Partner
  • New York City and Buffalo
  • 716.844.3708
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Paul Holloway is an employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer with extensive experience designing and drafting employee benefit programs and the attendant administrative packages for both business corporations and not‐for‐profit organizations. He also advises clients on tax planning issues involving retirement plan assets. As practice group leader of the Firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, Paul’s experience includes:

  • Designing employee benefit programs, including pension, ESOP, profit sharing, annuity, and welfare benefit plans.
  • Advising trustees of Taft‐Hartley plans regarding plan operation and design.
  • Advising not‐for‐profit institutions regarding qualified and nonqualified retirement plan design.
  • Advising clients regarding IRS remedial programs including EPCRS, VFC, and VCT.
  • Assisting clients in ERISA litigation matters.
  • Requesting rulings and formal opinions from the Department of Labor, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Health Care Finance Administration on a variety of employee benefits issues. 
  • Assisting clients with the tax planning implications of various retirement programs.
  • Advising clients regarding benefits governance issues.
  • Assisting clients in the design and implementation of pension de‐risking strategies.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Board Member, Center for Governmental Research
  • Board Member, Allendale Columbia School
  • Board Member, Rochester Museum & Science Center
  • Past President, National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Named as Best Lawyers® 2018 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY
  • Named as Best Lawyers® 2013 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2007-2018

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author, “Employers’ Handbook for 401(k) Plan Administration,” Thompson Publishing Co., 1992
  • Editor, “New York State Jurisprudence 2d, Taxation,” Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1992
  • Author, “Planning with Roth IRAs,” Tax Notes, September 22, 1997

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Hot Topics Facing Higher Education,” College and University Educational Breakfast Series, December 4, 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, M.A.
  • Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude
HSE Law
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Paul W. Holloway
Partner
pholloway@hselaw.com
tel: 716.844.3708
fax: 716.853.1617

Paul Holloway is an employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer with extensive experience designing and drafting employee benefit programs and the attendant administrative packages for both business corporations and not‐for‐profit organizations. He also advises clients on tax planning issues involving retirement plan assets. As practice group leader of the Firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, Paul’s experience includes:

  • Designing employee benefit programs, including pension, ESOP, profit sharing, annuity, and welfare benefit plans.
  • Advising trustees of Taft‐Hartley plans regarding plan operation and design.
  • Advising not‐for‐profit institutions regarding qualified and nonqualified retirement plan design.
  • Advising clients regarding IRS remedial programs including EPCRS, VFC, and VCT.
  • Assisting clients in ERISA litigation matters.
  • Requesting rulings and formal opinions from the Department of Labor, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Health Care Finance Administration on a variety of employee benefits issues. 
  • Assisting clients with the tax planning implications of various retirement programs.
  • Advising clients regarding benefits governance issues.
  • Assisting clients in the design and implementation of pension de‐risking strategies.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Board Member, Center for Governmental Research
  • Board Member, Allendale Columbia School
  • Board Member, Rochester Museum & Science Center
  • Past President, National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York

Honors & Awards

  • Named as Best Lawyers® 2018 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY
  • Named as Best Lawyers® 2013 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2007-2018

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Employers’ Handbook for 401(k) Plan Administration,” Thompson Publishing Co., 1992
  • Editor, “New York State Jurisprudence 2d, Taxation,” Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1992
  • Author, “Planning with Roth IRAs,” Tax Notes, September 22, 1997

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Hot Topics Facing Higher Education,” College and University Educational Breakfast Series, December 4, 2017

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, M.A.
  • Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude

Disclaimer

This website presents only general information not intended as legal advice. Although we encourage calls, letters and emails from prospective clients, please keep in mind that merely contacting Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE) does not establish an attorney-client relationship between us. Confidential information should not be sent to HSE until you have been notified in writing by HSE that a formal attorney-client relationship has been established. Information sent to us before then may not be treated as confidential by HSE or the court.

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