Deborah is a partner in Taft’s Employment & Labor Relations and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice groups.
Deborah specializes in employee benefits and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) matters, including the preparation, modification, and termination of tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements, welfare and cafeteria plans, employment agreements, and severance agreements. She regularly advises on health care matters, COBRA, and HIPAA issues, qualified/eligible domestic relation orders (QDRO), and accomplishes plan compliance work before the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor.
Her clients include public, private, and tax-exempt employers and businesses of every type, from new to well-established, restructuring to insolvent. Deborah also provides strategic advice regarding employee benefits issues that arise during mergers and acquisitions and counsels Michigan non-profit corporations.
Honoree, DBusiness Top Lawyer (2012 – 2014)
All Service Areas
- Wayne State University Law School
- George Washington University
MBA in Finance and Investment
- McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University
Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate
- Frostburg State University
- State - Michigan
- State Bar of Michigan
- American Bar Association
- Oakland County Bar Association
- City of Troy Personnel Board
- Child Safe Michigan
Executive Committee Member
- Michigan Women Forward
Finance Committee Member
- St. Thomas More Chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society