Butzel Long attorney Thomas L. Shaevsky featured recently during Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants program

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2011

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Thomas L. Shaevsky was a featured speaker recently during an Employee Benefits Workshop presented by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).  Mr. Shaevsky’s presentation focused on the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor correction programs for retirement plan & health plan errors.

Based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office, Mr. Shaevsky practices in the area of employee benefits.  He advises large multinational corporations, physicians and other professional practices, hospitals and other nonprofit employers, as well as individuals, on compliance and planning issues pertaining to a wide range of retirement, pension, and welfare plan issues.  His experience includes counseling on fiduciary duty compliance, prohibited transaction avoidance and correction, reporting and disclosure issues, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, QDROs, as well as COBRA, HIPAA, and other benefits issues. Mr. Shaevsky represents clients undergoing IRS and U.S. Department of Labor audits.

Mr. Shaevsky is the Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the State Bar of Michigan.  He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Employee Benefits Law). He is the immediate past Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Employee Benefits Conference.  He previously served as an appointed member of the West Bloomfield Township Wetland Review Board. 

Mr. Shaevsky also is a member of the American Bar Association (taxation section).

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Shaevsky was engaged as in-house counsel to Comerica Bank’s Institutional Trust Department, counseling and advising business owners and managers with regard to retirement plan issues and general compliance issues.  He has assisted with the formulation of a multitude of business decisions and policies.

Mr. Shaevsky has counseled charter schools on a variety of educational and governmental compliance issues.  He also has experience counseling public entities on Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and conflict of interest issues.

Mr. Shaevsky is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1992, magna cum laude, The Order of the Coif Michigan Law Review:  Contributing Editor), and the University of Michigan (B.A., with high distinction, Angell Scholar, 1989).  Immediately following law school graduation, Mr. Shaevsky served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Feikens of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

About Butzel Long
 
Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey.  The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton.  Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms.  Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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