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Gary S. Young concentrates his practice on ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation as a member of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Corporate Transactions and Business Law Group. Gary began his legal career over 40 years ago as a traditional labor lawyer, and he continues to provide employment law advice to private sector employers on subjects such as wage & hour compliance, workplace harassment, FMLA, etc.

Biography

Gary S. Young concentrates his practice on ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation as a member of Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Corporate Transactions and Business Law Group. Gary began his legal career over 40 years ago as a traditional labor lawyer, and he continues to provide employment law advice to private sector employers on subjects such as wage & hour compliance, workplace harassment, FMLA, etc.

Early in his career, Gary developed broad knowledge and experience in ERISA. His extensive practice experience extends to every area of ERISA plans (qualified, non-qualified and welfare benefit), and he advises clients on all types of benefit plan issues to include compliance, plan transfers, mergers, terminations, fiduciary responsibility, executive compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements (IRC 409A) and ERISA related litigation.

Gary’s extensive ERISA experience has proved to be invaluable in corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, conducting necessary due diligence and attending to closing and post-closing issues.

Gary represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and other governmental agencies. This includes assisting clients with the plan corrections procedures of the IRS (EPCRS) and the DOL (VFCP). In recent years, he has lectured and advised clients on fiduciary responsibility to include compliance under ERISA Sections 404, 406 and 408.

Gary has coupled his traditional labor law experience and ERISA knowledge to represent contributing employers to multi-employer plans in withdrawal liability issues and strategies.

In the area of ESOPs and other non-qualified plans that grant employee stock ownership or appreciation rights, Gary assists clients to develop employee ownership strategies and to comply with applicable tax and regulatory requirements.

Gary also is frequently called upon to assist clients with business law issues. His business law practice has extended to clients around the world and geographical locations that include the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Korea and Japan.

Since 1996, Gary has served as the General Counsel for the New Jersey Restaurant Association, and is often called upon to speak on behalf of issues affecting the entire restaurant industry in New Jersey.

Gary is a frequent speaker on employee benefits, ERISA fiduciary matters, pension and tax planning, and ERISA compliance.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School (JD, 1974); Member of the Law Review; American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Pennsylvania, (BA, 1970)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1974
  • New Jersey, 1975

  Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Cir.
  • U.S. District Court, Dist. of New Jersey

Affiliations

  • Essex County Bar Association  
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Videos

Fast Food Worker Strike

Date: 09-06-2014

ERISA, Fiduciary Responsibility and What Else You Must Know 1 of 2

Date: 11-13-2012

Fiduciary Responsibility and What Else You Must Know 2 of 2

Date: 12-04-2012

Introduction to Employee Retirement Income Security Act 1 of 4

Date: 05-22-2012

ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility & Liability: ERISA Series 2 of 4

Date: 05-29-2012

Department of Labor Issues Final Regulations for ERISA: 3 of 4

Date: 05-29-2012

Warning! Beware of ERISA Claims! 4 of 4

Date: 05-29-2012

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School (JD, 1974); Member of the Law Review; American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Pennsylvania, (BA, 1970)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1974
  • New Jersey, 1975

  Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Cir.
  • U.S. District Court, Dist. of New Jersey

Affiliations

  • Essex County Bar Association  
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Publications

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School (JD, 1974); Member of the Law Review; American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Pennsylvania, (BA, 1970)

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1974
  • New Jersey, 1975

  Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Cir.
  • U.S. District Court, Dist. of New Jersey

Affiliations

  • Essex County Bar Association  
  • New Jersey State Bar Association