Barley Snyder Welcomes New Attorney to the Employment Law Group

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Barley Snyder Welcomes New Attorney to the Employment Law Group

Press Release Date: 06/01/2011

Barley Snyder LLC is pleased to announce the addition of David J. Ledermann to its Employment Law Group. Mr. Ledermann will join the firm as of counsel focusing his practice in employee benefits law.

Mr. Ledermann maintains a sophisticated employee benefits law and ERISA practice, encompassing qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and employer-sponsored group health and welfare benefit plans. He has broad experience counseling clients, including publicly traded corporations, closely held companies, tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities, in connection with their retirement and other employee benefit programs. Mr. Ledermann is involved with issues of plan design, compliance and representation of clients under government audit. He has substantial experience representing clients before federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Mr. Ledermann’s retirement plan representations cover qualified and nonqualified defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans, including 401(k), profit sharing, employee stock ownership and Section 403(b) and Section 457(b) plans of tax-exempt and governmental employers. He also advises clients in connection with recruiting and retaining personnel through the design and implementation of supplemental executive retirement plans, stock option plans and other equity-based awards. Mr. Ledermann assists tax-exempt employers with the implementation of executive benefit programs, such as Section 457(f) plans, and related compliance issues.

In addition, Mr. Ledermann counsels businesses and non-profits in connection with their health and welfare benefit plans. He advises trade associations with multiple employer welfare arrangements and deals regularly with complex issues relating to group health insurance, including coverage disputes, claims administration, self-funded plans and COBRA compliance. Mr. Ledermann also assists clients in a variety of coverage and compliance matters under life and disability insurance, cafeteria plans, and employment-based programs for medical or dependent care reimbursements, educational benefits and severance pay plans.

Mr. Ledermann has a B.S. in physics from Oakland University, M.S. in physics from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. In addition, he earned a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law.

Barley Snyder LLC is a Central Pennsylvania law firm with 65 attorneys in 5 offices throughout the region. The firm serves businesses and individual clients in all major areas of civil law, including business and corporate law, litigation, taxation, labor, employment, employee benefits, workers’ compensation and immigration, environmental law, banking, securities, municipal law, real estate, trusts and estates law and family law. The firm’s offices are located in Lancaster, York, Reading, Hanover, and Berwyn. For more information about the firm and its attorneys, please visit