Christopher Buch’s practice encompasses a wide range of employee benefits matters: qualified plans including employee stock ownership plans; non-qualified plans and Section 409A compliance; executive compensation; health and welfare benefits; fringe benefits; ERISA matters including fiduciary advice and prohibited transactions; and employee benefits issues that arise in corporate transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Buch worked in the employee benefits and executive compensation practice of a national public accounting firm, where he assisted clients with a diverse set of tax and benefits-related issues, including executive compensation and golden parachute payments, qualified plans, non-qualified plans, health and welfare plans, health care reform, audit support, and merger and acquisition due diligence to determine transactional human capital costs.
Mr. Buch earned his BS in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his JD from DePaul University College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Employee Benefits Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Buch is also a junior board member for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.