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Jimmy King
Shareholder
PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Jimmy's Profile

Jimmy counsels clients in all aspects of employee benefits law, 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, welfare benefit plans, severance plans and deferred compensation agreements for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Additionally, Jimmy 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.

Jimmy is a Shareholder and member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice at Maynard Cooper. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and he was also recognized as the Best Lawyers 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in this area of law.

He worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte prior to attending law school. He received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and holds a B.S. in Accounting from UAB.

Jimmy's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2010 – present)
  • Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Alabama Super Lawyers (2009)

Jimmy's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Alabama Profit Sharing Council
CONTACT
T 205.254.1181
F 205.714.6493
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Assistant
Stacy Stewart
EDUCATION
University of Alabama School of Law (1998, J.D., magna cum laude; Hugo M. Black Scholar; Dean M. Leigh Harrison Scholar; Order of the Coif)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (1993, B.S., Accounting)
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 (“...
August 15, 2018
116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...
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...