New England Law Boston
JD, 2011, cum laude

University of New Hampshire
MS, 2004

University of New Hampshire
BS, 2003



Benjamin Gibbons


t 617-248-5003   f 617-248-4000

Benjamin Gibbons is an executive compensation and employee benefits associate in the Labor, Employment & Benefits practice group.  He counsels employers on ERISA and other employee benefits issues, as well as advises senior executives and boards on executive compensation matters.  Mr. Gibbons is also licensed in Massachusetts as a Certified Public Accountant.

Practice Focus

Employee Benefit Plans:  counsels both for-profit and not-for-profit employers on the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and welfare benefit plans.

Executive & Equity Compensation:  advises senior executives and boards on matters related to executive compensation, including employment, severance and change in control arrangements.

Representative Engagements

  • Assists with negotiation and drafting of employee benefit plan language in stock and asset purchase agreements.
    • Drafting plan documents and amendments for benefit plans of all types.
      • Experience with structure and documentation ofnonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, including section 409A.
        • Assists clients in correction of retirement plan failures under IRS’ EPCRS program.
        • Involved in identification and correction of retirement plan prohibited transactions.
        • As a former auditor, managed over 500 annual employee benefit plan audit engagements for clients ranging in size from approximately 100 to over 10,000 participants.
          • As an auditor, was responsible for large clients and complex benefit plan arrangements, including overseeing SEC 11-K.

          Professional and Community Involvement

          Mr. Gibbons is a member of the Boston Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He also participates in the firm’s pro bono program.


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