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July 19, 2016 - Sonia Macias Steele Joins Murtha Cullina LLP

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BOSTON, MA (July 19, 2016)…Murtha Cullina LLP is pleased to announce Sonia Macias Steele has joined the Firm as Counsel.

As ERISA Counsel in the Firm's Business and Finance department, Sonia Macias Steele provides practical and innovative solutions to clients’ employee benefits and executive compensation needs.  Her clients include public and private companies, governmental organizations, and sole proprietors.

Sonia’s practice is broad and deep. She advises senior executives and company boards on all matters relating to executive compensation, including individual employment, severance, and change in control arrangements, as well as equity compensation.  She also advises clients on the design, implementation and administration of enterprise-wide programs, including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare programs, and fringe benefit plans.

Sonia routinely provides guidance to clients on compliance under federal laws such as ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, PPACA and the tax code (including Section 409A).  In the event of a compliance issue, she has extensive experience with various compliance and correction programs, including EPCRS.  Sonia also represents clients in examinations and audits by the IRS, Department of Labor, and Department of Health & Human Services, as well as state agencies.

Sonia earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and a JD/MBA from Duke University.  Prior to joining the Firm, she worked at law firms in Chicago and Boston, and spent several years as in-house counsel to a large financial institution.  Before law school, she worked as a Human Resources generalist at a national power company, where she provided benefits and employment support for a unionized and non-unionized workforce.

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, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. For more information, visit


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