Howard Pianko Esq.

Partner
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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.

Education: 
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.