Published: August, 2022
Mergers and acquisitions of companies are usually driven by economic or strategic reasons. The benefits plans are an afterthought but can wreak financial havoc if not planned carefully before the transaction is complete.
Companies that are parties to a corporate merger or acquisition must consider legal and practical issues under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) relating to the qualified retirement plans involved in the transaction.
Significant liabilities on both the buyer and seller side of a transaction can result if the parties do not consider the scope of these issues and the potential impact on the purchase price of the transaction during due diligence.
Mergers and Acquisitions present a host of challenges and questions in the retirement plan arena. The many variations on the word “acquisition” don’t really help provide clarity for the practitioner. this CPE course will address the issues that must be addressed when two companies merge, or one acquires the other with respect to their retirement plans and how to deal with potential unknown liabilities on behalf of the Buyer in an acquisition.
This CPE Webinar on Finance will review many of the issues and provide practical solutions by covering the following major topics:
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President, APS Pension and Financial
Stephen Abramson is the President and founding partner of APS Pension & Financial Services established in 1977, a mid-size consulting and actuarial firm employing twenty-two professional and support staff specializing in pension and pension-related services. For over 40 years, APS has been providing closely held businesses with financial services including pension design and administration, business succession planning, and wealth preservation planning. In 2015 APS Investment Management was established to provide fiduciary services to 401(k) and 403(b) plans and in 2018 APS Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), was established to provide investment management services to individual clients and retirement plans replacing his previous relationship with a Broker/Dealer. Steve has taught professional level education programs for the American Society of Pension Actuaries; lectured to various professional groups, including the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, The NYS Society of CPAs, Nassau Bar Association, the C.W. Post Tax Institute, and the National Institute of Pension Administrators; and conducted continuing education seminars for Certified Public Accountants for the past 35 years. He is co-author of Plan Smart, Retire Rich published by McGraw Hill in 1998; author of Advisor’s Guide to Qualified Plans originally published by Aspen Publishing in March, 2002 and recently in the process of being updated with the 8th edition, and Retirement Financial Management for Clients Approaching Retirement published by Aspen Publishing in August, 2002. A less technical version of Advisor’s Guide to Qualified Plans entitled Guide to Qualified Retirement Plans: A Plain Language Primer was published by the International Association of Employee Benefits in March 2005. The second edition of this book was released in 2008.
Steve graduated from Cornell University in 1964, earned the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter in 1967 from the American College, Certified Pension Consultant in 1970 from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and Chartered Financial Consultant from the American College in 1972.
APS Pension & Financial Services Inc. (APS) is pleased to present our proposal to perform the annual administration for the Inck Consulting, Inc. Defined Benefit Plan and the Inck Consulting, Inc. Incentive Savings Plan.
APS was founded in 1977 exclusively as a Third Party Administrator (TPA). Today, APS Pension & Financial Services is a financial services consulting firm specializing in Retirement Plan Design, ERISA Fiduciary Services and Wealth Management. We are a certified Center for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX®) firm and adhere to the global fiduciary standards of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and CEFEX. Our staff all have long tenure with the firm and extensive knowledge in the retirement plan space. After 40+ years of working with businesses and individuals, we have likely seen most, if not all, issues as well as the solutions and strategies to improve outcomes.
APS is a full service actuarial and benefit consulting firm for hundreds of defined benefit and defined contribution plans. With a staff of 17 employees, APS offers a wide range of services including plan design and installation, plan administration, participation in IRS audits, and plan terminations.
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I am only preparing small uncomplicated family member tax returns. Retired from government auditing, VHA, IRS, and National Guard Bureau.
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Really it was worth attending with my staff, very good learning expeience. Thanks for the webinar, very educational.