Mr. Daniele is the Practice Group Leader for the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Proficient in employee benefits and executive compensation matters, Mr. Daniele focuses on advising clients with respect to the design, interpretation and regulatory compliance of retirement benefit plans such as pension, profit sharing, 401(k) and 403(b) plans and ESOPs; welfare benefit plans such as health, severance and retiree medical, section 125 cafeteria, and dependent care plans and non-qualified plans, such as deferred compensation plans, SERPs, and related rabbi trusts.
Mr. Daniele advises clients on the design and implementation of incentive compensation plans, including qualified and non-qualified stock option plans, and other equity based award plans. He counsels on tax and ERISA issues regarding pension and welfare benefit plans in connection with domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions and mergers. He also advises boards of directors and plan committees on ERISA fiduciary issues. He advises bankruptcy trustees on employee benefits issues. He recently served as special employee benefits counsel to the 1114 Retiree Committee in In re Nortel Network, Inc. et al.
Mr. Daniele is in Tier 1 of Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field" from 2006-2013. He has also been named to New Jersey’s Best Lawyers, recognized as a “New Jersey Super Lawyer,” and listed in the 2007-2014 issues of Best Lawyers in America.