Sharon Remmer is a partner in the employee benefits department and focuses on ERISA matters. With more than 20 years of experience, she advises clients across the asset management and private equity industries on ERISA issues that arise whenever a transaction involves plans or plan assets.
Sharon works with private funds, hedge funds and credit funds on complex issues associated with the investment of plan assets under Title I of ERISA. Her experience ranges from structuring and administering funds to avoid holding plan assets, to advising managers on how to operate funds with plan assets in accordance with ERISA. Sharon has long been a trusted adviser to plan sponsor clients on all aspects of their fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA, including plan governance, ERISA fiduciary best practices, and the ever-changing regulatory environment regarding ESG.
In addition, Sharon works with private equity and other clients to address significant ERISA liabilities in transactions, with an emphasis on finding creative solutions for complex issues that might affect the deal. Clients look to her for practical advice on both pre-transaction benefits strategies and post-transaction implementation, whether it be integrating different benefits structures, addressing and correcting plan compliance issues, or establishing new benefits structures for carve-outs and spin-offs. Sharon also works with many hospitals and universities on employee benefits matters that are unique to tax-exempt institutions, including issues relating to 403(b), 457(b) and 457(f) plans.