Timothy Brown > Thompson Hine LLP > Cincinnati, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
CINCINNATI, OH 45202-4089
United States

Work Department

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
ERISA Litigation


Tim is a member of Thompson Hine’s Executive Committee and the former practice group leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. He focuses his practice on employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA, including:

  • Analysis of benefit issues and liabilities in corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Creation, maintenance and termination of tax-qualified retirement plans and master trusts
  • Development of non-qualified executive compensation arrangements
  • All facets of employee stock ownership plan implementation, financing and operation
  • Welfare plan administration and documentation, including:
    • ACA compliance
    • Flexible benefit plans
    • COBRA
  • Compliance with SEC rules affecting the operation of benefit plans
  • IRS and Department of Labor plan audits
  • ERISA litigation
  • Voluntary corrective actions under regulatory relief programs
  • Early retirement incentive programs
  • Multi-employer plans and withdrawal liability
  • Governmental reporting obligations
  • Compliance with ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules
  • PBGC reporting controversies
  • Fiduciary reviews compliance, including benefits/investment committee structures and process


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1987

  • Xavier University, B.S.B.A., 1984, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

The Cincinnati-based team at Thompson Hine LLP is retained by a diverse roster of clients – including notable names in healthcare and financial services – to offer administrative support on the full range of benefits plans. Laura Ryan, Kim Wilcoxon, David Whaley and Timothy Brown advise on group health and wellness programs (including compliance with the Affordable Care Acts and HIPAA), 401(k), defined benefit retirement plans and executive deferred compensation packages. The team also provides fiduciary risk-management training. Julia Ann Love now leads the employee benefits practice group.