Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.S., cum laude

Bruce L. Wolff, Counsel

973.364.5222 · 973.618.5994 Fax ·

Bruce Wolff’s practice involves representing companies, pension funds, and executives in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law. Bruce advises clients with respect to tax and ERISA issues (fiduciary duty and prohibited transactions) involving qualified retirement plans, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs); nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including Code sections 409A and 457(f) compliance; equity-based executive compensation plans; individual employment and severance agreements; merger and acquisition transactions; and health care reform.

In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Bruce was recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer in the area of employee benefits/ERISA. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Notable Matters
  • Advised executives and employers on matters concerning negotiation and drafting of employment contracts, severance agreements, and equity compensation arrangements, including the impact of Code sections 409A and 457(f) deferred compensation tax issues
  • Advised in-house counsel and HR staff in connection with various fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction issues regarding organizational structure, and service fee and compensation arrangements
  • Advised on matters concerning retirement plan qualification tax issues under Code sections 401(a), 401(k), and 403(b) for large defined benefit and defined contribution plans
  • Advised concerning negotiation and drafting of merger and acquisition transactional documents regarding employee benefits matters (including Code section 280G golden parachute rules)
  • Advised and negotiated with insurance companies and investment management companies concerning trust agreements and investment management agreements for company pension plans
  • Advised employers on health care reform matters impacting employer-based group health plans
Professional Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Employee Benefits Subcommittee
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CARES Act and Retirement Plan Changes
Labor and Employment Blog  December 11, 2018
2019 Benefit Plan Limits
Labor and Employment Blog  March 28, 2018
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Labor and Employment Blog  November 17, 2017
2018 Qualified Plan Limits
Labor and Employment Blog  June 5, 2017
New York City Passes Ban On Salary History Inquiries
Labor and Employment Blog  April 18, 2017
Deferred Compensation – Special Fica Tax Rules
Labor and Employment Blog  April 3, 2017
Code Section 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans – Update
Labor and Employment Blog  March 3, 2017
ESOPs Offer Significant Benefits For Business Owners
Labor and Employment Blog  February 9, 2017
Use of New Form 1-9 Required
Labor and Employment Blog  January 31, 2017
HR Tip of the Month: Handbooks Are Only Useful When Used
Labor and Employment Blog  January 26, 2017
Brach Eichler Benefits Review
Labor and Employment Blog  January 10, 2017
Morristown Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Goes Into Effect