KMK’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group provides practical, creative solutions to our clients across a broad spectrum of employment-related matters. Our firm’s culture focuses on providing counsel based on solid business judgment, multidimensional legal reasoning, and responsive customer service to all our clients.

Our diverse group of clients includes large publicly traded companies, smaller privately-held businesses, and non-profit organizations. In each situation, the set of circumstances is distinctive, often requiring legal advice in real time that is grounded in business knowledge—a perfect fit for our entrepreneurial-focused firm. We take the time to listen, so we can provide useful approaches that will meet the specific needs and requirements of our clients.

KMK’s Employee Benefits attorneys have the bench strength and depth of experience needed to effectively counsel clients with diverse benefits practices covering all benefits areas, including:

  • Retirement plans
  • Medical plans
  • Welfare plans
  • Health care reform (ACA)
  • Executive compensation
  • HIPAA privacy matters

We work with our clients, and others, across departments and at various levels within their companies, including in-house counsel, human resource specialists, benefits department personnel, and financial officers. With our mix of lawyers and benefit consultants, we are able to staff any project appropriately and cost effectively—from the most sophisticated or complicated projects to the more daily routine matters. Examples include:

  • Assisting with compliance issues
  • Advising on fiduciary requirements
  • Drafting and reviewing plan documents
  • Generating employee communication (SPD, SBC, SAR and notices)
  • Negotiating service agreements
  • Completing QDRO reviews, approval or rejection
  • Managing day-to-day legal matters
  • Planning for benefit changes or significant corporate events that impact benefits
  • Performing due diligence for corporate transactions
  • Analysis, planning and negotiating employee-benefit matters in connection with corporate transactions
  • Handling post-transaction benefit transition and integration issues

Representative Clients

American Financial Group, Inc.

AtriCure, Inc.

Belcan, LLC

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Castellini Group of Companies

Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

The Christ Hospital

Cincinnati Financial Corporation

Cintas Corporation


Enesco Properties, LLC

EssilorLuxottica USA Inc.

LSI Industries Inc.

Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

Oakley Inc.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Things Remembered, Inc.

TS Tech Americas, Inc.

Valero Energy Corporation


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