EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, TRUSTEE 
DEADLOCK, AND THE MPPAA

BACKGROUND

Mark is one of only a handful of arbitrators in the country to have handled a significant number of cases under the various sections of ERISA.
After the passage of the 1980 Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act, he was a participant in the very first joint International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans training program under the American Arbitration Association, and he has been arbitrating withdrawal liability cases ever since. For a number of years, Mark was also the permanent arbitrator for trustee deadlocks under the United Mineworkers of America 1993 Benefit Plan. He has abundant experience in each of these areas.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

REPRESENTATIVE 
CASES

WITHDRAWAL LIABILITY
Reasonableness of actuarial assumptions, controlled group determination, construction industry exemption, year of withdrawal, calculation of payment schedule

TRUSTEE DEADLOCKS
Benefit levels, selection of actuary and other plan professionals, denial of benefits

EMPLOYEE BENEFITSAppeals of eligibility determinations

Contact us

(617) 734-3278

24 Elba Street
Brookline, MA 02446-6759