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Shannon Kukula

Shannon Kukula


Tennessee, U.S.A.

tel: 615.850.8521
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Experience as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company, a master’s degree in business, and roles in human resources and international law have provided Shannon Goff Kukulka special insight into complex employee benefits issues. Clients appreciate Shannon's in-depth legal knowledge, broad experience, and ability to develop creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to problems that may otherwise lead to penalties or litigation.

Companies across various industries value Shannon’s assistance with:

- Retirement plans, including pension, 401(k), profit-sharing and nonqualified plans
- Health and welfare plans and continuation coverage issues
- Executive compensation arrangements, change in control and “golden parachute” tax issues
- Equity-based compensation arrangements, including stock options, restricted stock, and phantom stock
- Benefit issues in corporate transactions, including M&A, divestitures, financings and restructurings
- Benefit matters arising under securities laws
- Collectively bargained plans
- International benefits issues
- ERISA litigation strategy and government audits

Shannon has spoken and provided training on various topics, including:

- Healthcare reform laws and compliance/Affordable Care Act
- Equity incentives/executive compensation
- Corporate governance practices related to benefits and compensation
- Fiduciary obligations and audits
- Electronic compliance/e-strategies
- Best practices in IRS, DOL and PBGC audits
- Benefits due diligence and integration considerations in M&A
- Wellness program compliance, including under HIPAA, the ACA, GINA and ADA

Shannon has also authored several articles on healthcare reform, e-strategies, and wellness programs for publications such as Workspan Magazine, Employee Benefit News, ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management, and Benefits Magazine.

Best Lawyers in America has recognized Shannon in the category of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
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