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Gregg H. Ginn

Gregg H. Ginn

Senior Counsel

Maine, U.S.A.

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For more than 30 years, Gregg has advised clients on federal laws and regulations governing employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.

Gregg focuses primarily on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) relating to retirement benefits (pension, 401(k), and 403(b) benefits), welfare benefits (health, life, disability, and severance benefits), deferred compensation (457 plans and plans subject to 409A), and executive compensation (incentive plans and equity-based arrangements). He has extensive experience advising clients on fiduciary standards under ERISA and tax qualification requirements under the Code as well as drafting plans, committee charters, investment policy statements, and executive compensation arrangements.

He is Senior Counsel and past Chair of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, served on the firm's Executive Board from 2008 through 2011, and chaired the firm's Total Quality Steering Committee from its inception in 1995 until 2009.

Gregg enjoys walking in all seasons, spending time in the summer with family and friends at a camp on a lake in northern Maine, working with developmentally disabled adults (something he has done for many years) in a program established by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and traveling to Rome whenever possible. Gregg served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1971 until 1978.

Bar Admissions

  • Maine


  • Harvard Law School  (J.D.)
  • Columbia University  (M.A.)
  • United States Air Force Academy  (B.S.)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Maine State Bar Association

  • Maine State Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2011 Employee Benefits "Lawyer of the Year" in Portland, Maine
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in Portland, Maine
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Employee Benefits

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