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Randell Montellaro

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Mr. Montellaro is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Montellaro has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of employee benefits law including: (i) qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and welfare plans; (ii) prohibited transaction and fiduciary matters; (iii) benefit law compliance under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA; (iv) the correction of employee benefit plan defects, including Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor remedial programs; (v) regulatory matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; (vi) benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions; and (vii) the design and implementation of employee benefit plans.


Mr. Montellaro joined Seyfarth Shaw LLP as a partner in March 2009 from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. where he had been a partner for many years. Prior to joining Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Mr. Montellaro had been an associate with Summit Solomon & Feldesman, and in the tax and employee benefits departments of Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Haskins & Sells.


American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar Association


J.D., Hofstra University School of Law (1985) (member of the Hofstra Law Review); B.B.A., Hofstra University (1982)


Mr. Montellaro is deeply committed to “giving back” and has been a recipient of Seyfarth Shaw’s Unsung Hero Community Service Award for his charitable and community service.

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

According to one client, the ‘down-to-earth’ team at Seyfarth Shaw LLP has ‘a level of knowledge and professionalism that far exceeds all expectations’. A standout mandate for the practice included Richard Schwartz advising David Yurman Enterprises on certain 401(k) and executive compensation agreements; senior counsel Richard Loebl and associate Chelsea McCue in New York were also involved in this matter. Chicago-based Jonathan Karelitz and Jennifer Neilsson act as outside counsel in relation to RR Donnelley’s employee benefit plans, while New York-based Randell Montellaro provides ongoing advice to Northwell Health on a range of issues including 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans and required submissions to the IRS and DOL. Schwartz and Howard Pianko (also based in New York) provide ongoing qualified and non-qualified retirement and executive compensation plan advice, as well as benefit plan consolidation advice to multi-hospital system the University Hospitals Health System. Chair Robert Flanagan and Diane Dygert (chair-elect as of 2019) jointly head the practice from the Chicago office.

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