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November 30, 2018

The 2019 edition of the Pension Distribution Answer Book (Wolters Kluwer, New York, NY) is available, co-authored by Melanie Aska with James E. Turpin. 

The Pension Distribution Answer Book is an easy-to-understand guide to complying with complex statutes and regulations pertaining to qualified plan distributions. It includes current references on plan disqualification, highly compensated employees, discrimination rules and lump sum distributions. It also provides readers with practical tips on complicated issues such as ERISA, administrative and reporting requirements and strategies to minimize taxes and penalties and maximize benefits and contributions. The first edition of this book was published in 1995 and it has been updated annually since then.

Ms. Aska has over 30 years of experience in ERISA and employee benefit plans. She represents for-profit and tax-exempt employers of all sizes during all stages in the life cycle of retirement, flexible benefits, and welfare benefit plans – from plan design and implementation, to plan operations, voluntary corrections, and plan amendments, mergers, spin-offs and terminations.  She also counsels employers on dealing with employee benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions.  Ms. Aska received her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, her M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and her B.A. from Wheaton College.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 100 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, intellectual property, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

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