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Eric D Altholz

Eric D Altholz

Partner

Verrill Dana, LLP
Maine, U.S.A.

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Profile
Eric counsels employers in a wide variety of employee benefit and executive compensation matters, with particular focus on retirement plans, executive compensation, deferred compensation, and fiduciary compliance.

Although he maintains a diverse practice in employee benefits and executive compensation, Eric has deep experience in handling issues that affect tax-exempt employers, employers in the health care industry, and employers in higher education. Eric works extensively with boards of directors and compensation committees in the establishment of compensation programs, compliance with the IRS “intermediate sanctions” rules, and the development of sound corporate governance and fiduciary compliance policies and practices. He enjoys helping executives and board members of hospitals, universities and other exempt entities meet the challenges of governing their organizations’ benefit plan and executive compensation arrangements.

Eric also maintains an active corporate practice in the health care industry, serving as general counsel to private medical groups and advising medical practices on contracting, physician compensation and medical group integration transactions.

Eric has served in leadership positions on a number of non-profit boards in Portland. He is particularly proud of his work on the restoration of Portland Observatory (1807), which achieved National Historic Landmark status. Eric recently served as President of Portland Public Library.

Eric is Vice Chair of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. He currently serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee, is a former chair of the firm’s Marketing Committee, and a former member of the firm's Executive Board. He also edits and is a regular contributor to the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group blog: www.employeebenefitsupdate.com.

Eric enjoys outdoor activities, including boating, cycling and cross-country skiing.

Bar Admissions

Maine, 1991

Education

University of Chicago (J.D., 1987)
Columbia University (M.I.A., 1983)
Columbia University (B.A., 1982)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Portland, Maine Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2015 Portland, Maine Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law, and Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Employee Benefits and Health Care
Blogs

Benefits Law Update
Verrill Dana, LLP 

Welcome to the Verrill Dana Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group blog. Members of the Group use this space to provide timely updates and commentary on developments in law affecting employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. We intend this blog to serve as a...

Endpoints
Verrill Dana, LLP 

Research law is what Verrill Dana's Academic and Clinical Research Group does, and this blog is where the Group shares its musings and breaking news alerts in the research arena. If your days involve digesting and implementing the complex regulatory framework that governs the conduct of research,...

Lawyers on Tap
Verrill Dana, LLP 

The attorneys of Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group are here to help your business navigate the complex world of craft beverage production. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to tackle the legal issues and allow you and your company to focus on doing what it does best,...

Taking Care of HR Business
Verrill Dana, LLP 

In the words of Bob Dylan: "the times they are a-changin." For anyone who deals with labor and employment issues in the workplace, Dylan's words are particularly true. Human resource professionals, supervisors, and company executives face a constantly changing and evolving legal landscape. ...

You Might Be a Winner
Verrill Dana, LLP 

Promotion marketing law covers many different topics, such as sweepstakes, contests, games, giveaways and coupons. It also includes cause marketing, an area that has proliferated in recent years, which includes commercial co-ventures, flat donations and sponsorships designed to raise money for...

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