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G. Maria Fleisher
Of Counsel
PROFILE
AWARDS

Maria's Profile

Maria advises clients in matters related to employee benefits and executive compensation including 409A compliance, severance, employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, benefits-related labor relations issues, benefits-related bankruptcy issues and proceedings before government agencies (IRS and DOL) with respect to benefits and compensation matters. She represents employers in the design, implementation, demonstration, and correction of tax-qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, executive compensation arrangements, and health and other welfare benefit plans.

In addition, Maria has experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions where she represents both buyers and sellers of small to mid-size firms across a range of industries. Through the due diligence review process involved with various transactions, she has reviewed hundreds of commercial contracts in a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and technology.

Maria's Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Employee  Benefits (ERISA) Law (2021)
CONTACT
T 205.254.1117
F 205.714.6601
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Assistant
Stacy Stewart
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION

Cumberland School of Law (2011, J.D., summa cum laude; Cumberland Law Review, Copy Editor; Presidential Scholarship; Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow)

University of Alabama (2008, B.A., summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

September 2, 2020
IRS ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR CORONAVIRUS-RELATED DISTRIBUTIONS AND LOANS FROM RETIREMENT PLANS UNDER THE CARES ACT
In a previous client alert, we discussed several provisions under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”)...
August 20, 2020
168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide...
December 14, 2019
CLIENT ALERT - HO HO HO & BAH HUMBUG: IRS DELIVERS MIXED BAG FOR EMPLOYERS
The IRS is giving employers, insurers, and other coverage providers two gifts this holiday season, but one may seem more like a lump of coal. First, the IRS has extended the deadline for employers to furnish Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) reporting...
March 8, 2019
CLIENT ALERT - WANT TO KEEP YOUR ACA GRANDFATHERED GROUP HEALTH PLANS?
Federal Agencies Want to Hear From You In an effort to minimize the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), various federal agencies are soliciting input from the public on the challenges that employers wi...
February 6, 2019
CLIENT ALERT – NEW IRS GUIDANCE ON TAXATION OF QUALIFIED TRANSPORTATION FRINGE BENEFITS
Overview Since January 1, 2018, and by reason of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, (the Act), taxable employers have been denied deductions for their expenses for Qualified Transportation Fringe (QTFs) benefits provided to their employee...
December 18, 2018
CLIENT ALERT - SOFTENING THE RULES ON HARDSHIP DISTRIBUTIONS: IRS PROPOSES NEW REGULATIONS
Overview This month, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued eagerly-awaited proposed regulations regarding hardship distributions for 401(k) and 403(b) plans.  The recent passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2017 (“...
May 5, 2017
THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT: ROUND TWO
In March 2017, we issued a Client Advisory on the proposed and ultimately unsuccessful “American Health Care Act” (the “AHCA”), House Republicans’ first attempted legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) under President Tr...
April 20, 2015
Employment Law - Title VII - Fire Department Must Enforce Test Results That Operated to Exclude Most Minorities From Getting Promotions