Few areas of the law are as heavily regulated, scrutinized, and litigated as ERISA and employee benefits, and few law firms possess the depth and breadth of experience with these matters as Carella Byrne.

Our ERISA lawyers regularly counsel clients on benefits issues related to ERISA and retirement plan and employee benefits matters. We bring our knowledge and insights to bear on behalf of employers, plan sponsors, investment managers, and plan fiduciaries, all of whom entrust us with every aspect of plan design, governance, and compliance. Carella Byrne’s seasoned ERISA litigators also defend the interests and reputations of those on the receiving end of ERISA-related claims, including expansive and increasingly common class action lawsuits.

Plan Design, Governance, and Compliance

The attorneys in Carella Byrne’s ERISA practice group are extremely well-versed in the laws and regulations that govern retirement plans. Our broad experience includes:

  • Advising both for-profit and nonprofit clients on compliance rules
  • Developing workable solutions for fixing out of compliance plans through self-correction or voluntary government submissions
  • Guiding clients through voluntary and government-mandated compliance audits
  • Counseling clients on governance and fiduciary issues
  • Counseling multi-employer defined benefit pension plans and self-funded and insured multi-employer welfare plans
ERISA Litigation

Carella Byrne has a well-earned reputation for robust and strategic prosecution and defense of ERISA-related claims of all sizes and complexity. The firm has served as litigation counsel in many ERISA lawsuits, and our class action litigators have nationwide experience and a long track record of success in such matters. Our ERISA litigators represent clients in cases involving:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Withdrawal liability disputes
  • Allegations of prohibited transactions
  • Claims relating to summary plan descriptions and required notices
  • Claims and issues arising in bankruptcy proceedings

Area of FOCUS

Employee Benefits
Retirement Plans

ERISA Attorneys

Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Our attorneys understands how critical it is that business owners prepare for retirement or unforeseen circumstances in a way that provides for their financial well-being and the continuity of their companies.


When disputes arise, our seasoned litigators provide exceptional advocacy grounded in holistic strategies designed to achieve each client’s overall business, financial, and personal goals.

Land Use Law

When zoning and land use roadblocks stand in the way of your objectives for a real estate investment or development project, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to move you forward.

About us

Restaurant Brands
Carella Byrne has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Restaurant Brands International Inc. on behalf of those individuals who purchased or acquired common stock.
Johnson & Johnson
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello filed a consumer class action Thursday in New Jersey District Court against Johnson & Johnson over its Neutrogena aerosol sunscreen line.
Takata Corp.
A Florida federal judge granted final approval Monday to a $42 million settlement automakers Volkswagen and Audi reached to resolve multidistrict litigation over their alleged use of defective Takata Corp. air bags, as well as a $12.6 million attorney fee award from that total.

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