WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Claudia L. Hinsch has joined the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trusts and Estates practice group as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Hinsch joins from Holland & Knight. She is the sixth lateral partner to join the firm in 2020.
"2019 was another very busy year for our transactional practices," said Jon Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. "A deep bench of highly experienced tax attorneys who can advise clients on executive compensation and benefits plans, particularly in the context of private equity, M&A and financing transactions, is critical to helping our clients successfully achieve their business objectives. Claudia has a wealth of experience in this area, and she will be a valuable addition to our Tax and Corporate practices on the East Coast and firmwide."
Amy L. Tranckino, leader of the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trusts and Estates practice, added, "Claudia has a deep understanding of executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA matters and a proven ability to provide thoughtful, strategic advice to clients navigating these complex plans. We are thrilled she’s joined us."
Hinsch advises employers, including private, public and tax-exempt entities, on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits matters, from qualified retirement plans and fringe benefits, to health and welfare plans arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code and the Affordable Care Act. She counsels clients on administrative human resources issues, compliance matters, merger integration, employment agreements, long-term and short-term incentive compensation plans, and change-in-control programs. She also assists clients with severance agreements and golden parachute analysis in connection with corporate transactions. She received her B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and her LL.M. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University Law Center.
About Sheppard Mullin’s Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trusts and Estates Practice
Sheppard Mullin's tax attorneys provide sophisticated advice in all areas of corporate, partnership, real estate, renewable energy, tax credit transactions, and international taxation; employee benefits; executive compensation; private equity and hedge fund formation and operation; debt and equity financing and derivative and hybrid securities; tax-exempt organizations; and estate planning and wealth transfer. Based on our understanding of evolving and complex tax law, we are often able to design sophisticated transactions that are advantageous for our clients.
About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full-service Global 100 firm with more than 900 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include almost half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit www.sheppardmullin.com.