Gary Quintiere Esq.


Gary Quintiere has spent his entire career helping clients develop workable, common-sense solutions to difficult and sensitive issues.  His practice covers the full gamut of benefit issues, including post-Pension Protect Act (PPA) funding and cash balance conversions for pension plans, employer stock, automatic enrollment and qualified default investment for 401(k) plans, fiduciary considerations and 404(k) dividend deductions for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), the 419/419A deduction limitations pertaining to voluntary employees' beneficiary associations (VEBAs), and the establishment of 401(h) accounts in traditional defined benefit and money purchase plans, as well as such welfare plan-related issues arising under cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts, and COBRA continuation, including the recently enacted federal subsidy rules.

Mr. Quintiere is also a recognized authority on tax planning and deal related issues involving executive compensation.  He has negotiated employment, severance, and change-of-control agreements for major corporations and key executives; in addition, he routinely advises clients on income, deduction, and withholding matters arising under the property transfer rules of Internal Revenue Code Section 83, the deduction limitations of Section 162(m), the excess parachute payment provisions of Section 280G, the design and operational requirements necessary to comply with Sections 409A, 457(f) and 457A, and the special timing rules of Section 3121(v)(2).  In addition, Mr. Quintiere has worked on all manner of cash and stock-based, deferred compensation agreements, such as Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans (SERPs), Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs), and Performance Shares.

During the course of his extensive career, Mr. Quintiere has represented major public, private, and quasi-governmental companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, technology, energy, and defense.
Prior to rejoining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Quintiere was a partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, in Washington, D.C.  Prior to that, he was Chair of the Employee Benefits practice at Miller & Chevalier. 

Mr. Quintiere is a frequent lecturer and writer on employee benefits and executive compensation issues, with articles in publications including the Journal of Taxation and the Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits.

J.D., The George Washington University National Law Center (1969)
A.B., Lafayette College (1966)

Gary Quintiere is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Advisory Board.