PRESS RELEASE

November 26, 2012

Attorney Griffith Presents on Correcting Deferred Compensation Plan Violations

CONCORD, NH — Dodd Griffith, a business lawyer with a background in corporate, tax, securities and real estate law at Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell, is an invited speaker at the 30th Annual Tax Forum sponsored by the New Hampshire Society of CPAs and the New Hampshire Bar Association on November 30th.

Attorney Griffith will discuss the types of deferred compensation that are subject to the IRC 409A rules, common errors of noncompliance, and the penalties for failing to comply. He will also review the IRC 409A self-correction program guidance offered by the IRS, as well as current audit guidelines. Attorney Griffith has co-authored with Kenneth Wolfe, a CPA with Nathan Wechsler & Co., a guide to Section 409A and the 409A Rules. The guide can be downloaded at the following link: Correcting Operational and Document Failures to Comply with IRC Section 409A.

Attorney Griffith works with a broad range of business clients, including financial institutions, venture-backed companies, venture capital investors, and non-profit institutions. Griffith helps clients to organize, structure and capitalize their businesses, using a variety of financing techniques, including debt, equity, and tax-advantaged investment structures, and represents business clients, financial institutions and venture capital investors engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions. Griffith also advises businesses and non-profits on the design, implementation and operation of executive compensation and employee benefits plans.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell is a leading business and litigation law firm located in Concord, New Hampshire.