Candace L.Quinn

Senior Counsel

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Candace is an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney with significant international and domestic experience.

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Candace has extensive tax and legal experience in employee benefits and executive compensation, representing for-profit and not-for-profit entities. Her practice focuses on domestic and cross-border regulatory and operational qualified and nonqualified plan compliance, M&A due diligence on EC/EB plans and arrangements, executive compensation plan design, fiduciary standards, best practice corporate governance, internal controls, as well as the Internal Revenue Code, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Dodd-Frank, legal and tax matters concerning qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and ERISA and tax litigation support. Her practice also includes a focus on ESG linked to executive compensation and providing advisory support to the firm’s ESG, Corporate Citizenship and Human Rights Practice Group.

Candace is highly knowledgeable in renewable energy project finance, including structuring, tax equity advisory, renewable energy advisory on credits and incentives, and M&A renewable energy tax due diligence. Her clients have included multinational and domestic corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, boards of directors, tax exempt, and not-for-profit entities in the areas of manufacturing, finance, banking, energy and utilities, technology, health care and life sciences, insurance, real estate, higher education, and philanthropy.

Candace has counseled clients on tax, ERISA, fiduciary duty standards, and corporate governance under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. She has conducted extensive due diligence operational compliance reviews of qualified retirement plans and governmental and tax-sheltered annuity plans (including integrating third-party administration and vendor agreements) and transactional reviews for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; represented plan sponsors regarding plan corrections to the IRS and Department of Labor for compliance; counseled clients in audits, managed tax controversies and resolutions; and obtained IRS recognition of tax-exempt status for numerous organizations.

  • LLM, Vermont Law School
  • LLM, Boston University School of Law
  • JD, Suffolk University Law School
    National Moot Court Champion
  • BS, Tulane University
  • Massachusetts
  • New York