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Melanie N. Aska Murtha Cullina LLP Counsel

Counsel

Boston
Email: maska@murthalaw.com
Phone: 617-457-4131
Fax: 617-482-3868

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1983)
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (M.P.A., 1980)
  • Wheaton College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1977)

Melanie N. Aska


Melanie N. 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.

Previously, Melanie was Of Counsel at Parker, Brown, Macaulay & Sheerin, P.C., an employee benefits firm, she was also the senior benefits compliance officer for Harvard University, a senior editor and seminar speaker with Thomson Reuters/EBIA, a shareholder and the employee benefits practice group leader for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based law firm, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., as well as an employee benefits associate at Ropes & Gray.

Since 1995, she has been a co-author of the Pension Distribution Answer Book, published by Wolters Kluwer, and she has contributed many articles on retirement plan-related topics to that publisher’s Journal of Pension Benefits.
 

Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Overview

Melanie N. 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.

Previously, Melanie was Of Counsel at Parker, Brown, Macaulay & Sheerin, P.C., an employee benefits firm, she was also the senior benefits compliance officer for Harvard University, a senior editor and seminar speaker with Thomson Reuters/EBIA, a shareholder and the employee benefits practice group leader for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based law firm, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., as well as an employee benefits associate at Ropes & Gray.

Since 1995, she has been a co-author of the Pension Distribution Answer Book, published by Wolters Kluwer, and she has contributed many articles on retirement plan-related topics to that publisher’s Journal of Pension Benefits.
 

Recognition

Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
Education
  • University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1983)
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (M.P.A., 1980)
  • Wheaton College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1977)
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