Summer M. Blackburn has more than 20 years of experience in employee benefits handling a variety of benefits matters, including documentation and operational compliance for qualified plans. Summer prepares and amends plan documents, drafts summary plan descriptions and other employee communications, and assists clients with day-to-day plan administration issues, including the identification and correction of plan failures. She is also involved in the preparation of determination letter applications, ensuring that plans follow qualification and compliance guidelines.
Summer has experience in the review and qualification of domestic relations orders. She works with plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and employers in governmental investigations, including IRS and US Department of Labor audits, and voluntary compliance matters. Summer conducts due diligence reviews for qualified retirement plans in corporate transactions and has experience in issues involving plan mergers and terminations.