Strategic Workforce Planning

Labor and Employment

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Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other related transactions have vast implications for labor, employment and ERISA laws. Stevens & Lee’s extensive expertise in each area of law allows us to ensure that transactions are structured to achieve the best results for our clients. This includes:

  • Conducting due diligence
  • Negotiating and drafting provisions of purchase agreements
  • Creating employee evaluation and decision making processes for integrating and downsizing combined organizations
  • Conducting disparate impact analyses
  • Coordinating and integrating compensation and benefit plans
  • Crafting severance programs
  • Conducting any legally required bargaining with labor unions

Our efforts in this area have resulted in our clients’ completing their transactions with a minimal number of lawsuits or administrative charges being filed, none of which has been successful. These transactions include:

  • Several mergers, reorganizations and divestitures involving one of the largest electric utility companies in the eastern U.S.
  • Ten acquisitions by one of the largest banks in the Northeast, when it grew from under 1,000 employees to approximately 8,000 employees and quadrupled its assets
  • A management buy-out and spin-off of assets and employees of a foreign-based multinational company creating one of the three largest industrial battery manufacturers in the world
  • Several acquisitions for a large manufacturer of generic pharmaceutical products

We have also assisted clients in providing benefit enhancements as part of an early retirement program for full or partial workforce reductions. These have included retirement plan enhancements, severance or pay continuation plans and health care continuation programs. Our services include addressing all aspects of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and COBRA continuation coverage.

Jacob E. Ballarotto

Associate

jeb@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6438

G. Thompson Bell, III

Shareholder

gtb@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2203

R. Michael Carr

rmc@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5069

Megan M. Christensen

Shareholder

mmc@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.5330

Zachary R. Davis

Shareholder

zrd@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2874

Danielle M. Dwyer

Associate

dmdw@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1242

Jennifer Anne Ermilio

Of Counsel

jae@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6044

Susan R. Friedman

Shareholder

srf@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6625

Joseph P. Hofmann

Shareholder

jph@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6643

Harry A. Horwitz

Shareholder

hah@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1952

Princeton: 609.243.6432

Kenneth D. Kleinman

Shareholder

kdk@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1946

E. David Krulewicz

Associate

edk@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6430

Brad M. Kushner

Associate

bmk@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.1949

Paul R. Lewis

Counsel

prl@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6047

Thomas B. Lewis

Shareholder

tbl@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.5335

James B. Longacre

Shareholder

jbl@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2293

Gary D. Melchionni

Shareholder

gdm@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6628

Bradley L. Mitchell

Shareholder

blm@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6680

New York: 646.254.6385

Larry J. Rappoport

Shareholder

ljr@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.496.3839

Frank C. Sabatino

Shareholder

fcs@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2884

Lisa M. Scidurlo

Shareholder

lmsc@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6042

Jonathan A. Scobie

Associate

jasc@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6656

Michael G. Tierce

Shareholder

mgt@stevenslee.com

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Philadelphia: 215.751.2865

Theresa M. Zechman

Shareholder

tmz@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6644

Jeffrey M. Zimskind

Shareholder

jmz@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5068

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