The administration of Taft-Hartley Funds is a complex and ever-changing area of law. The attorneys in our employee benefits administration practice have over 60 years of experience serving multi-employer benefit plans, including defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, and a variety of health, educational, and legal welfare plans. We are committed to serving working men and women by assisting in ensuring the continued vitality of Taft-Hartley pension and welfare benefit plans.
We represent our employee benefit fund clients by providing counsel on a variety of aspects of ERISA plan administration, from fiduciary issues to regulatory compliance, assisting in determining benefit eligibility, evaluating Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, subrogation, regulatory filings, and ensuring compliance with qualification requirements. We provide drafting services for all plan documents, policies, and procedures. Additionally, we provide a range of litigation services, including maintaining actions for contributions and employer withdrawal liability as well as defense in actions for benefits and benefits appeals.
In addition to Taft-Hartley funds, our attorneys represent a significant number of of Illinois's Article 3 and Article 4 pension funds, the defined benefit pension plans for Illinois police officers and firefighters, respectively. Our service to those funds includes assisting them in complying with Illinois law and Department of Insurance regulations; making benefits determinations, including disability determinations; litigating novel issues; and providing counsel with respect to proposed fund actions. We also draft correspondence with local and state governments and shepherd our funds through legal processes; draft funds' formal decisions and orders; and defend them at all levels of the Illinois state court system. We are proud to serve public safety professionals in Illinois by providing counsel to the pension funds that they rely on for retirement.