The Law Offices of Michael Bartolic, LLC is an ERISA and Executive Compensation law firm. We are a unique kind of employment law firm serving executives and other employees of Chicago and Joliet in employee benefits and compensation matters. We are dedicated to helping the employees obtain and secure the employee benefits that they have been promised and that they need. We also represent executives in their individual capacity with respect to Executive Compensation.
The Firm primarily handles ERISA claims which arise out of employee benefits including claims regarding benefits under a retirement plan, long term or short term disability plan, health insurance plan, life insurance and AD&D plan, severance plan, SERPs and other executive retirement plans or deferred compensation. We also handle claims of discrimination or interference with employee benefits. As a corollary to our long term disability cases, we will assist clients with their need to appeal denials of benefits from the Social Security Administration. We are dedicated to helping individuals secure the employee benefits that have been promised to them and that they need. The Firm handles both claims for benefits due under ERISA 502(a)(1)(B), as well as claims of breaches of fiduciary responsibility under other subparts of section 502.
The Firm represents executives, managers and professionals of both publicly and privately held companies by advising them with respect to the various laws concerning deferred and incentive based compensation, and in negotiating employment and compensation agreements on their behalves. We also represent executives in employer claims for clawback or forfeiture of compensation pursuant to an employment or compensation agreement, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
Hire an ERISA Lawyer
Though ERISA was passed to protect employees benefits, over the years courts have interpreted the law in a way to stack the odds against the employees. The processes and procedures for securing benefits covered by ERISA are unique and unlike other state law or even employment based remedies. The law is constantly changing, and to receive quality representation, you need an attorney knowledgeable in and devoted to ERISA.
We Will Stick With You as Long as It Takes
The Firm has years of litigation, trial, and appellate experience in state and federal courts. Where many other firms will only be willing to handle internal appeals of your claim, or worse will only help you with your application for benefits, we are not hesitant to appeal cases to the federal district court, appellate court, and the Supreme Court if necessary.
- ERISA Litigation
- Executive Compensation
- Social Security Disability
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