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Randell Montellaro

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5558
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Randell Montellaro is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department. He has approximately 30 years of experience in all aspects of employee benefits law with a special emphasis on the design and administration of employee benefit plans for Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit organizations.  Mr. Montellaro’s varied experience includes: (i) qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and welfare plans; (ii) prohibited transactions and fiduciary matters; (iii) benefit law compliance under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA; (iv) the correction of employee benefit plan defects, including Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor remedial programs; (v) regulatory matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; and (vi) benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Montellaro has authored articles for several publications and conducted lectures on various employee benefit issues and developments.

Mr. Montellaro is a past recipient of Seyfarth Shaw’s community service “Unsung Hero Award” for his active involvement with various humanitarian relief organizations. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Seyfarth Charitable Foundation.

Randell Montellaro is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department. He has approximately 30 years of experience in all aspects of employee benefits law with a special emphasis on the design and administration of employee benefit plans for Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit organizations.  Mr. Montellaro’s varied experience includes: (i) qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and welfare plans; (ii) prohibited transactions and fiduciary matters; (iii) benefit law compliance under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA; (iv) the correction of employee benefit plan defects, including Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor remedial programs; (v) regulatory matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; and (vi) benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Montellaro has authored articles for several publications and conducted lectures on various employee benefit issues and developments.

Mr. Montellaro is a past recipient of Seyfarth Shaw’s community service “Unsung Hero Award” for his active involvement with various humanitarian relief organizations. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Seyfarth Charitable Foundation.

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law
    Hofstra Law Review
  • B.B.A., Hofstra University

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • United States Tax Court

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Accolades

  • Ranked (Band 4) New York, Employee Benefit and Executive Compensation attorney in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2015–2017)
  • Recognized Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation attorney in The Legal 500, The Clients’ Guide to the US Legal Profession (2011–2014, 2016–2017)

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