Devin M. Karas, Counsel

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  • A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.

    -John Foster Dulles

    Devin has a broad background in employee benefits and executive compensation.

Contact

dkaras@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4080
410-576-4246 (fax)

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Devin is Counsel in the Benefits/ERISA law practice in which he focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation. He has a broad background in both tax-qualified and nonqualified plans, health and welfare plans, as well as fiduciary, transactional and executive compensation (including Code Section 409A) issues. Devin has experience with regard to employee stock ownership plans ("ESOPs"), plan drafting, implementation, compliance and correction (both qualified plan corrections through the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System and Section 409A corrections).

Devin counsels private and public sector clients with regard to plan design and administration, executive compensation arrangements, employer deductions relating to performance-based compensation, pension plan de-risking, and QDRO review.

Devin has a diverse background that includes seven years in private practice, a year as in-house counsel, and an internship with the U.S. Department of Labor.

*Devin is admitted in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

 

Professional and Civic Involvement

American Bar Association, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Subcommittee Chair, 2014-2017; Junior Lawyer Liaison, 2013-2014

Worldwide Employee Benefits Network - Hartford Chapter, Steering Committee Member, 2010-2012

American Bar Association, Member

New York Bar Association, Member

New York County Lawyer's Association, Member

Publications and Lectures

Contact

dkaras@gfrlaw.com
410-576-4080
410-576-4246 (fax)

Teams

Benefits/ERISA
Employment

Education

J.D., Business and Securities Law Journal, Michigan State University College of Law, 2007
B.A., Political Science, International Politics and French, University of Michigan, 2003
Study Abroad, L'Université Catholique d'Angers, 2001

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, 2011
New York, 2008
New Jersey, 2007