Jeff Minzel Esq.

Perkins Coie
Minzel, J.

Jeff Minzel, Esq., is a Partner at Perkins Coie’s Seattle office. Mr. Minzel is an ERISA and employee benefits lawyer who advises a broad range of public and private clients, including on employee benefit issues in mergers and acquisitions, qualified plan design and compliance, health and welfare plans (including with respect to Affordable Care Act compliance), Code Section 409A compliance, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, including severance and employment agreements. His practice also encompasses fiduciary liability, prohibited transactions, voluntary correction (EPCRS, VCP, and DFVCP), multiemployer withdrawal liability claims, ERISA litigation, and Section 403(b) and 457 retirement plans for nonprofit and government entities.

Mr. Minzel has represented clients before the IRS, the Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and federal and state courts, successfully defending plans and plan sponsors in IRS audits and federal court litigation involving qualified plan compliance, ERISA matters, disability claims, and multiemployer withdrawal liability. 

Mr. Minzel is a frequent speaker on ERISA and employee benefits. 

Mr. Minzel received his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School and his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Washington. After receiving his accounting degree, Mr. Minzel passed the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. Mr. Minzel is a member of the Washington state bar.