Erin K. Turley Esq.


Erin Turley is a partner in the K&L Gates’ Benefits, ESOPs and Executive Compensation Group and is a nationally recognized ERISA and ESOP attorney.
     Ms. Turley's ERISA practice focuses on ERISA compliance with respect to employee benefits, including qualified plans, nonqualified plans, and executive and deferred compensation and welfare benefit plans; and on regulatory compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and PPACA. Ms. Turley advises employers in the design, implementation, and administration of tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and health and welfare benefit plans and regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor in audit and correction matters. Ms. Turley has advised employers with respect to issues raised in connection with corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as they relate to the various benefit plans maintained by the affected corporate entity or entities.
     Ms. Turley’s ESOP practice focuses on the design and implementation of ESOP transactions and providing ongoing legal counsel to ESOP owned companies. Ms. Turley’s extensive experience in ESOPs and has involved in hundreds of ESOP transactions including leveraged buy-outs, mergers, acquisitions, and the structuring and financing of ESOPs using private equity. Ms. Turley also has extensive experience in representing lenders to ESOP owned companies in designing and negotiating credit facilities specifically tailored to the needs of ESOP owned companies.
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center (1996) with distinction
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law (1994) magna cum laude
B.A., University of Dallas (1989)
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
(Commissioned) 354 T.M., ESOPs (co-author)