Elaine has worked in the qualified plan area since 1976. She has extensive experience in all aspects of the qualification of retirement plans, including drafting of plan documents and participant communications; review of plan documents for compliance with plan law; submission of plan documents for determination letters on their continuation or termination; review of operational and/or document errors to determine method of correction allowed under the IRS' Employee Plans Compliance Resolution Program (EPCRS); and preparing submissions of recommended correction methods to the IRS and working with clients to implement corrections of operational errors.
The first nine years after coming to Maslon in 1993, Elaine also worked as a drafting paralegal in the area of estate planning and trusts, with experience drafting wills and trusts with complex and unusual provisions and/or generation-skipping planning, irrevocable insurance trusts, and charitable lead and remainder trusts.
Since 2006, Elaine has also worked in the business law area, helping organize new entities; maintaining records for corporations and limited liability companies; gathering and reviewing due diligence documents and preparing benefits and corporate schedules and due diligence responses in mergers, acquisitions and financial transactions; and preparing and managing multi-state corporate filings needed in business transactions or as a result of changes in business operations. She also works with women-owned businesses to prepare applications for WBENC certification.