Butzel attorney and shareholder Lynn McGuire of the firm’s Ann Arbor office has been named co-chair of its Education Industry Team.
McGuire concentrates her practice in the area of employee benefits law. She regularly works with defined benefit pension plans, 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) and (f) retirement plans, insured and self-insured group health plans, and much more.
She frequently advises employers and plan service providers on the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform). She has a wealth of experience in advising employers and other fiduciaries on fiduciary “best practices,” as well as ERISA and tax compliance.
Butzel’s Education Industry Team helps clients navigate the unique legal, operational, and economic issues and relationships inherent to the industry. Butzel’s education clients include nationally renowned public and private universities, colleges, independent schools, public school academies, public school districts, vocational and for-profit institutions, foundations, and education technology companies.
Before joining Butzel, McGuire was a partner in a private practice, providing services to various fiduciaries including fringe benefit fund sponsors and boards. She managed complex civil litigation matters, including ERISA-based fiduciary liability claims, prohibited transactions, and pension investment litigation.
She earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she was a student note editor for the Journal of College and University Law.