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Adam Greetis

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5520
Fax: (312) 460-7520
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Mr. Greetis is a Partner in the Firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department.  He has a broad-based, practical and comprehensive practice which involves all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation law.

Executive Compensation and Transition.  Mr. Greetis provides counsel in all aspects of executive compensation.  He has substantial experience advising on executive employment and separation matters and has personally negotiated employment and pay arrangements for hundreds of executives.  Mr. Greetis also regularly advises on the legal aspects of incentive pay, option plans, restricted stock arrangements, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and agreements, supplemental executive retirement plans, and other forms of equity and executive pay.  Mr. Greetis provides his advice to both companies and individual executives.

Mergers and Acquisitions.  Mr. Greetis regularly works with business transaction lawyers from both inside and outside the Firm in identifying and resolving employee benefits and executive compensation legal issues that arise in all forms of business transactions.  Mr. Greetis’ work is not limited to traditional deal ERISA advice but rather, involves pre-transaction due diligence, transaction agreement review, drafting and negotiation as well as post-transaction benefit integration.  His role as a day-to-day employee benefits and executive compensation compliance attorney allows him to bring a deeper and more comprehensive set of skills to a business transaction.

Qualified Retirement Plans.  Mr. Greetis has considerable experience advising organizations on the legal issues that arise in establishing, sponsoring, and maintaining all forms of qualified retirement plans.  Mr. Greetis has counseled employers on all aspects of ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance and through Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits and plan correction programs.  He has directly interfaced with all of the federal administrative agencies with any jurisdiction over qualified retirement plans.

Health and Welfare Plans.  Mr. Greetis regularly advises employers on legal issues that arise with health and welfare plans, including COBRA liability and HIPAA requirements, reductions in force, severance pay arrangements, and various group health plan cost containment mechanisms, including disease management programs, health savings accounts, and health and wellness incentives.

Mr. Greetis is a Partner in the Firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department.  He has a broad-based, practical and comprehensive practice which involves all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation law.

Executive Compensation and Transition.  Mr. Greetis provides counsel in all aspects of executive compensation.  He has substantial experience advising on executive employment and separation matters and has personally negotiated employment and pay arrangements for hundreds of executives.  Mr. Greetis also regularly advises on the legal aspects of incentive pay, option plans, restricted stock arrangements, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and agreements, supplemental executive retirement plans, and other forms of equity and executive pay.  Mr. Greetis provides his advice to both companies and individual executives.

Mergers and Acquisitions.  Mr. Greetis regularly works with business transaction lawyers from both inside and outside the Firm in identifying and resolving employee benefits and executive compensation legal issues that arise in all forms of business transactions.  Mr. Greetis’ work is not limited to traditional deal ERISA advice but rather, involves pre-transaction due diligence, transaction agreement review, drafting and negotiation as well as post-transaction benefit integration.  His role as a day-to-day employee benefits and executive compensation compliance attorney allows him to bring a deeper and more comprehensive set of skills to a business transaction.

Qualified Retirement Plans.  Mr. Greetis has considerable experience advising organizations on the legal issues that arise in establishing, sponsoring, and maintaining all forms of qualified retirement plans.  Mr. Greetis has counseled employers on all aspects of ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance and through Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits and plan correction programs.  He has directly interfaced with all of the federal administrative agencies with any jurisdiction over qualified retirement plans.

Health and Welfare Plans.  Mr. Greetis regularly advises employers on legal issues that arise with health and welfare plans, including COBRA liability and HIPAA requirements, reductions in force, severance pay arrangements, and various group health plan cost containment mechanisms, including disease management programs, health savings accounts, and health and wellness incentives.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • B.A., University of Illinois

Admissions

  • Illinois

Affiliations

  • Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) (Chair, Membership Committee)
  • Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) (Legal & Legislative Committee)

Presentations

  • “Negotiating Executive Employment - A Perspective from Both Side of the Table,” Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago (September 19, 2018)
  • “Top 10 Employee Benefits Cases of the Past Year,” Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Webinar Series (May 24, 2011)
  • “Health Care Reform – Regulatory Guidance Update,” The Management Association of Illinois, (July 22, 2010)
  • “Health Care Reform Briefing,” The Management Association of Illinois, (April 13, 2010)
  • “An Insider's Guide to Department of Labor Audits," Management Association of Illinois (March 11, 2010)
  • “Managing the Vendor Relationship,” Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Webinar Series (December 1, 2009)
  • “Up-to-the-minute Trends in Executive Pay,” Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Total Rewards Interest Group Program (June 11, 2009)
  • “Review of Fiduciary Responsibilities for Plan Sponsors: How to Manage and Reduce ERISA Fiduciary Liability Risk,” Financial Executives International, Chicago Chapter Professional Development Program (March 19, 2009)

Publications