Howard Pianko Esq.


Howard Pianko is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Over his career, he has advised a wide range of clients on the full gamut of matters relating to employee benefits: (i) pension and welfare benefit plan compliance, drafting and administration; (ii) equity and executive compensation; (iii) benefit aspects of corporate transactions - mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures;(iv) plan investments; (v) plan governance and fiduciary responsibilities; and (vi) benefit related litigation. His work, both in the U.S. and with respect to cross-border multinational related benefit matters, has led him to write extensively, with a special focus on topics covering involving executive compensation, fiduciary and plan governance and cross-border transactions.  

Mr. Pianko is a frequent lecturer on these topics within the U.S. and he also has spoken on cross-border topics, such as global equity compensation programs and global plan governance policies, in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and South America.

LL.M., J.D., Taxation, New York University School of Law (1969)
B.A., City College of New York, with Honors

Howard Pianko is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management US Income Advisory Board.