Ian L. Levin is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he concentrates on executive compensation and employee benefits, with a focus on the employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions and issues arising from the investment of pension plan assets. He represents both executives and companies with respect to the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements and advises as to the design and establishment of virtually all types of employee benefit arrangements ranging from cash incentive, equity, deferred compensation and change-in-control arrangements to broad-based retirement and welfare plans. He also advises clients on fiduciary and plan asset requirements of ERISA, including the structure and offering of various securities and securities products; the formation and ongoing compliance of private equity and hedge funds; the administration, management and investment of employee benefit plans; and compliance with ERISA’s various prohibited transaction rules and exemptions.
Ian has been recognized as a leading employment and employee benefits attorney by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US and New York Super Lawyers. A highly sought-after thought leader, he was recently quoted in articles published by Bloomberg and The Washington Post. He also co-authored the SRZ Client Alert “House Tax Reform Bill: Potential Dramatic Changes for U.S. Compensation Arrangements” and he discussed “The M&A Transactional Practice” at Practising Law Institute ERISA: The Evolving World Seminar. Ian serves as an adjunct professor at New York Law School, a member of the Emory Law Alumni Board and as chair of Emory Law School’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice Advisory Board.
Ian earned his LL.M. from New York University School of Law and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He received his B.A. from Union College.