Leonard J. Elberts

Senior Managing Shareholder

Lee has been with the firm since 1977.  His practice has centered exclusively on the representation of trustees sitting on pension and health & welfare benefit trust funds.  In that capacity, Lee has had extensive experience with the following: handling multiemployer plan withdrawal liability matters, drafting procedures for collecting employer contributions, drafting Summary Plan Descriptions, advising trust funds on benefits eligibility and related issues, advising trust funds on Department of Labor investigations and Internal Revenue Service examinations, providing legal advice at trustee meetings, counseling fund administrators and staff, drafting and analyzing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), advising relevant parties of their fiduciary duties, and advising clients of recent pertinent legislation.  Lee has also defended clients in lawsuits pursued by plan participants.