Mr. Gerlach represents business, nonprofit and individual clients in matters of tax planning, taxation of intellectual property, federal and state tax controversy, executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA.
He counsels employers, retirement plan sponsors and financial institutions regarding ERISA fiduciary status and liability.
Mr. Gerlach also advises businesses and organizations in Maine and New Hampshire regarding the effects of healthcare on health plans, employee benefits and bottom line.
He provides counsel to employers regarding flexible benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, split-dollar arrangements, health and life insurance plans, and stock and stock-related compensation arrangements.
Mr. Gerlach also advises litigants in employment-related matters regarding the tax implications of paying and receiving proceeds, as well as required compliance and reporting measures.