Virginia's Profile

Virginia is a Shareholder in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice at Maynard Cooper.

Virginia counsels public and private companies in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including the design, implementation, and correction of tax-qualified retirement plans (including cash balance plans, ESOPs, and more traditional pension and 401(k) plans), non-qualified deferred compensation plans, cash and equity-based incentive programs, severance plans, employment agreements, and health and other welfare benefit plans. As part of this practice, Virginia has significant experience advising clients on compliance with Section 409A and ERISA and navigating IRS and DOL correction programs. In addition, she has broad experience assisting clients with the complex employee benefit plan and executive compensation issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, the integration and termination of benefit plans and programs, and other issues associated with changes in control. Virginia also assists clients with government reporting and day-to-day administration issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Virginia’s practice focused on tax planning and procedure, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities, business entity formation, general business counseling, estate planning, family business succession planning, economic development and incentives, and low income housing tax credits.

Virginia received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. While in law school, Virginia served as the Managing Editor of the Virginia Tax Review. Virginia graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama and was recognized as the Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar for her having graduated with the highest scholastic average in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Virginia's Accolades

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2022)

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    • (2010, J.D., Managing Editor, Virginia Tax Review)
  • University of Alabama
    • (2006, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


Friday, May 13, 2022

MAYNARD REPRESENTS AAA COOPER TRANSPORTATION IN ACQUISITION BY KNIGHT-SWIFT TRANSPORTATION: EARNS A SPOT ON THE 2022 MID-MARKET DEALS OF THE YEAR

Maynard is proud to announce that the firm’s representation of Alabama-based AAA Cooper Transportation in its acquisition by publicly-traded Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. (KNX: NYSE) earned a spot in the recently released list of the top 28 deals recognized in the Mergers & Acquisitions 2022 Mid-Market Deals of the Year...

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Friday, September 17, 2021

The DOL's Laser Focus on Mental Health Parity: Practical Considerations for Plan Sponsors

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) entered into a settlement agreement with UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, United Behavioral Health, and Oxford Health Insurance, Inc. (collectively, “United”), wherein United agreed to pay more than $15.6 million to settle allegations that they violated the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act...

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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