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ESOP Audits and Voluntary Compliance Programs

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This replay was recorded on September 24, 2013.

About This Meeting

ESOPs are complicated and it is inevitable that some companies will make mistakes. Finding and correcting those mistakes yourself can save time and trouble, and the experts in this Webinar will help you prevent any audits from becoming complicated, to find errors, and to decide the best way to address those errors yourself, before the regulators get involved.

You will learn:


When the DOL or IRS Comes Knocking: Dealing with Audits
Dolores P. Lawrence, BLue Ridge ESOP Associates
Voluntary Programs Available to Correct Defects in Qualified Plans
Avery M. Chenin, Jackson Lewis LLP


Avery M. Chenin

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Jackson Lewis P.C.

Avery is of counsel in the Cleveland, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and has 20+ years of practice experience. Along with being one of Jackson Lewis's senior ESOP practitioners, he has served as legal advisor for the retirement plan services area of two national banks and provided benefit counsel to other publicly and privately held companies, health service organizations, and tax-exempt entities. Avery also provides consulting services in regards to plan fiduciary issues, executive compensation plans, 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans, and 403(b) plans.

Dolores P. Lawrence

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Blue Ridge ESOP Associates

Dolores is a managing director of plan administration at Blue Ridge ESOP Associates. She is a CPA, holds the QKA designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and has over 25 years of experience in plan design, administration, and consulting services for ESOPs and 401(k) plans. She is a member of the NCEO, the ESOP Association and ASPPA, and has been a speaker at various ESOP conferences. She also serves on the ESOP Association's advisory committee on administration.