Know Your Options with Unfunded Liabilities in Union Pension Plans

There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to no later than Friday, July 14. Seating may be limted, make sure to register early!

When: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Where: Spazio's Westport
Time: Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m
  Program 1:00 - 4:00 p.m

Do you understand your company's responsibilities and liabilities to the union pension funds your company is signatory to?

Some funds are woefully underfunded, millions of dollars below the level of funding they need to be. What is the unfunded liability your company is responsible for? What can you do about it?

If you want to escape from an underfunded plan, what are your option? What would be your company's withdrawal liability?

These are just some of the questions SITE contractors are asking themselves. In the current Missouri political climate, implementing right-to-work, talk of eliminating prevailing wage, etc., will these financial positions get any better?

Join other SITE contractors attending the Know Your Options with Unfunded Liabilities in Union Pension Plans presented by attorney James Vanek. Jim has developed an extensive practice dealing specifically with these issues along with handling labor relations in the tough Chicago climate.


Guest Speaker - James Vanek, Partner at Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Upon graduation from law school in 1985, Mr. Vanek became a staff attorney with an employee benefits consulting firm. Some of his duties included: drafting, amending and terminating qualified plans; IRS and DOL plan audits; analyzing the impact of new legislation; and advising clients on the tax consequences of qualified plans on the employer and plan participants. Prior to joining Laner Muchin, Ltd., Mr. Vanek was associated with a business law firm where he continued to specialize in employee benefits. He joined the predecessor to Laner Muchin, Ltd. in 1989. He has authored articles on employee benefit issues and has lectured before professional groups. He is the co-author of the Illinois Continuing Legal Education Supplement on Employee Benefits and Collective Bargaining. Mr. Vanek also sits as Fund counsel to several multi-employer health, pension and training funds. Mr. Vanek also served on the Attorneys Committee for the International Foundation of Employee Benefits. Mr. Vanek is a 1982 graduate of St. Louis University. He received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1985.

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