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Marc Schechter

Name: Marc Schechter
Company: Butterfield Schechter LLP
Title: Partner
Email: mschechter@bsllp.com

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Marc Schechter is a founding partner of Butterfield Schechter LLP. His client base ranges through almost all sizes and industries, from sole practitioner lawyers and physicians to publicly traded corporations, and even members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Marc specializes in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA, and business matters. In addition to handling a wide range of business transactional matters, he has extensive experience designing, drafting, and implementing all types of qualified and nonqualified employee benefit programs, with special emphasis on ESOP transactions.  His practice includes representation before the IRS and DOL on all issues, including qualified and nonqualified benefit plans. Marc also advises investment advisors/managers, plan administrative committees, and trustees regarding ERISA fiduciary duty rules and has extensive experience in applying for and obtaining prohibited transaction exemptions and general ERISA litigation experience.

Marc lectures on employee benefit law topics for a wide range of organizations and has written articles on Employee Benefit topics for a wide range of periodicals. He has also taught the ERISA/Employee Benefits course as adjunct professor at California Western School of Law.

Marc has received  an AV® Peer Review rating from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory. The AV® Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer  has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced  law for many years and is recognized  for the highest levels of skill and integrity.  This rating is the result of a peer review system based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary. In addition, Marc has been recognized by San Diego Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the field of Employee Benefits Law and was recently named by San Diego Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in San Diego for the fifth time.

Education

Mr. Schechter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 from Rowan University. He received a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from California Western School of Law in 1984 and graduated second in his class. Mr. Schechter received the Scriba Regis Award for authoring the best Law Review article; the Miller Tax Award for earning the highest grade point average in tax courses; and the Highest Academic Achievement Award in the subjects of federal income tax and estate and gift tax. He was active with the Law Review as a staff writer from 1982-83 and as Head Notes and Comments Editor from 1983-84.


Expertise

Marc Schechter specializes in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA, and business matters. In addition to handling a wide range of business transactional matters, he has extensive experience designing, drafting and implementing all types of qualified and nonqualified employee benefit programs for his clients, with special emphasis on ESOP transactions.

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