Claire E. Bouffard counsels clients on employee benefits and executive compensation. She drafts and assists with design of tax-qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, cash or deferred arrangements, health and welfare arrangements, deferred compensation plans, and employment agreements. In addition, Claire reviews, edits, and ensures compliance with plan documents and amendments; drafts communications materials and notices to plan participants; and files voluntary correction program submissions.
Claire assists clients in responding to US Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits and advises on regulatory compliance with the US Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. She also provides transactional support related to employee benefit plans, including assessing benefits and liabilities before the deal, and integrating the benefits after the deal is completed.
Carnegie Mellon University, 2010, B.S.
University of Illinois College of Law, 2013, J.D., Summa Cum Laude