Wednesday, August 7, 2013
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE WELCOMES JAMES KING AND SARAH DORNER TO ITS BIRMINGHAM OFFICE
James W. King has joined the Firm as a Shareholder in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. His practice involves counseling clients in all aspects of employee benefits and compensation matters, including fiduciary aspects of ERISA, qualified pension (both traditional and cash balance plans) and 401(k) profit sharing plans, ESOPs (leveraged and non-leveraged), non-qualified deferred compensation plans, insured and self-insured health plans and other welfare benefit plans, severance plans and deferred compensation agreements for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. King also advises clients on all aspects of employee benefit plan issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, from conducting due diligence to integrating employee benefit plans and breaking-up of such plans. He also represents clients in preparing for and managing IRS and DOL audits and correcting plan defects in tax-qualified retirement plans through IRS and DOL voluntary correction programs. Mr. King received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993, and his J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law, magna cum laude, in 1998. While attending the University of Alabama School of Law, Mr. King was a member of the Alabama Law Review, named a Hugo M. Black Scholar, and received the Dean M. Leigh Harrison award. Prior to entering law school, Mr. King worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Sarah Dorner has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. As part of her employee benefits practice, she counsels employers on a wide variety of employee benefits concerns, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans, and tax and ERISA compliance. Ms. Dorner also advises clients regarding employment agreements, severance arrangements, and other executive compensation issues. Ms. Dorner received her B.S. in Psychology from Mississippi State University in 2005, and her J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law, summa cum laude, in 2009. While attending The University of Alabama School of Law, Ms. Dorner was a member of the Alabama Law Review, named a Hugo M. Black Scholar, and received the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award.